Melissa's Christmas Message


I’m ringing the changes this year. Instead of looking back over the year that’s passed – the highs, the lows and everything between – I’m looking forward to a new year full of hope, potential and colour-charged positivity (I feel a range of Kettlewell rose-tinted glasses coming on!).

After all, we’ve got plenty to feel good about in 2022. Not only do we celebrate our 18th birthday in April (how can that be? It feels like only yesterday that John and I were enlisting our friends and family to model for our first catalogue!), but we have a special anniversary Zine lined up for you this Spring, and lots of lovely new prints filtering through to the new collection courtesy of our new print designer, Bec. As I write, my desk is a riot of colour – the team has been busy working on the layouts for the first Spring catalogue, and I have to say that they have the same effect on my spirits as being handed a beautifully wrapped gift from under the Christmas tree. Merry Christmas to all our colourful customers!

Victoria Wakefield on Feb 20, 2022 9:55 AM

Thank you Melissa, I love watching your instagrams and lives with Jo. Personally the last two years have been pretty awful. I suffered a bereavement just before lockdown and have struggled ever since but I find your blogs inspirational. Also can I say how wonderful it is to be able to buy from a British company with good ethics and fantastic customer service.

Brittmari White on Dec 25, 2021 12:52 AM

Thank you so much Melissa for your positive and uplifting Christmas message. I love being part of the Kettlewell Colour Club and wish you all a very Happy Christmas and all the very best for 2022.

Una Barry on Dec 23, 2021 7:18 PM

Thanks for all the Instagram posts re putting colours together, and the in-house videos particularly on the website with yourself and Louise, and one other whose name escapes me. I have bought more KW because of you three and realistic sizings of M and L. Keep them going, particularly for us Autumns! Happy Christmas and all the very best for 2022. Una x

Angela on Dec 23, 2021 5:38 PM

Thank you Melissa for your beautiful Christmas message. I hope you and your family have a fabulous Christmas and a happy healthy New Year

Gaye Macy on Dec 23, 2021 4:47 PM

Oh Melissa, that was lovely! No idea you aren't a natural speaker! You are always so ebullient and radiate positivity, color, and connection with us. Thank you for sharing your ideas on when things look dark or challenging of turning the point of view around to seeing that as a possible opportunity. The only certainty is impermanence and change. Reaching for a favorite color, feeling good about ourselves, and finding joy to share, smiling, all lovely things you do so well and that you've shared and created a space to share with us in the Colour Club. Thank you for that wonderful, worldwide community! It's brought many blessings! Merry Christmas, and a safe, healthy, and happy New Year to you, John, and Jo!

Jacqueline McGrady on Dec 23, 2021 4:43 PM

Lovely Christmas message Melissa and so looking forward to the new collection. Merry Christmas to all at Kettlewell Colours.

Susan Lyes on Dec 23, 2021 12:39 PM

Thank you for lovely message - wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and healthy and prosperous New Year

Jacqui on Dec 23, 2021 11:18 AM

Lots of positive messages in your video and all true and better than mantras as actions speak louder than words. Smile, face your challenges no matter how big or small and cheer yourself up with colour. A lovely stance to live by, thank you 😊

Helen Williamson on Dec 23, 2021 9:45 AM

Wonderful uplifting positive message. Brought a tear to my eye. Great ideas. Love your videos, you are a natural. Thank you so much for all you & your team do to brighten our lives. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas & a rest. Here’s to a lovely rainbow in 2022! X ❤️🎄🌈

Judy on Dec 23, 2021 9:17 AM

Thank you Melissa, your lovely message, so gentle and full of hope, touched me, inspired me, and made my day. Thank you, and all the Kettlewell team, for the joy that you are spreading each time we reach into our wardrobes and choose our favourite Kettlewell colour for the day. Wishing you all a wonderful 2022. Can’t wait to see the new springtime collection.🌈🌷☀️🍀

Maria Levitt on Dec 23, 2021 8:56 AM

Beautiful words and thank you, Melissa for all you do🥰. As a fellow Spring, I love your combinations❤️ I also felt the same with public speaking.

Alison Marsh on Dec 23, 2021 7:37 AM

Lovely message, you’d never know Melissa that you’ve struggled with public speaking, you come across as a natural! Merry Christmas to you and all at KW! X

Poonam Pradhan on Dec 22, 2021 10:29 PM


Love your passion for colours. Would love to see more colour combos etc

Keep doing this !

X poonam

May Houston on Dec 22, 2021 9:49 PM

Melissa- Thank you for your positive and encouraging message to those of us who aren’t yet confident enough to “show and tell”

Eileen Silverstein on Dec 22, 2021 9:31 PM

Thank you for the lovely and inspirational message, Melissa! You have brought us so much joy during a very difficult time. So many of us have been transformed through the power of color and the many friendships we have made through the Colour Club. Wishing you, John, and your family a very merry Christmas. 💕

Tricia Booth on Dec 22, 2021 8:52 PM

Thank you Melissa

What good ideas.

Colour is so important in my life.

Rosie Skaife on Dec 22, 2021 8:51 PM

Thank you Melissa for your honesty. I think you have done brilliantly with your business. It is a joy to look at yuor colourful website and of course even more of a joy to where the colourful clothes!

Barbara on Dec 22, 2021 8:35 PM

What a beautiful message Melissa, and so true.,

Lynn Nadjarian on Dec 22, 2021 8:26 PM

Melissa & the Team

Happy Christmas to you all! Have a great holiday and come back refreshed for the great year ahead with plenty to celebrate. Sounds a very exciting colourful time you are planning and Can t wait to see it!

Silke on Dec 22, 2021 8:12 PM

Thank you Melissa, what a lovely message and thanks for sharing those strategies. I have enjoyed your Instagram videos very much. Merry Christmas

Catherine on Dec 22, 2021 7:25 PM

Best wishes to everyone at Kettlewell for Christmas and the New Year and thanks for the lovely clothes and good service

Makoff Judith on Dec 22, 2021 6:11 PM

Thank you, Melissa - what a beautiful, upbeat and uplifting message!

Wishing you all love and a happy Yuletide.

Marguerite Woodall on Dec 22, 2021 5:48 PM

What a delightful message! Merry Christmas to you, too, Melissa, and all of the team; and a very Happy New Year!

Louisa Bomben on Dec 22, 2021 5:36 PM

Melissa; What a warm and charming message! You are a very special person in the lives of many; ~making our world more colourful every day. .Wishing you continued success in your business for 2022.Merry Christmas.

Angela Meader on Dec 22, 2021 5:33 PM

Thank you Melissa for your super positive message, just what one needs in these run up days to Christmas xx

Catherine Holland on Dec 22, 2021 5:11 PM

Thanks Melissa for being a beacon of colourful light. All good wishes to you and the team for a Merry Christmas and an enlightened New Year.

Suzy on Dec 22, 2021 5:03 PM

What a lovely, uplifting message - thank you Melissa. You are an inspiration.

Chris Pole on Dec 22, 2021 4:40 PM

Thank you so much for your good wishes.

The ongoing journey of colour would not be possible without you.

Happy Christmas to you all. Xx

Beverley on Dec 22, 2021 4:22 PM

Thanks Melissa. Very uplifting and cheery message. Love colours and love Kettlewell. Happy Christmas

Diana on Dec 22, 2021 3:57 PM

Thank you for your positive tips, as you say, colour always lifts my mood. As a fellow introvert who jumped out, years ago, into public speaking, though takes a lot of energy, it just shows how there is always room for growing as a person. Have a wonderful time this Christmas and a good break to recharge and welcome the new year with more success and fulfilment!

Jane Wood on Dec 22, 2021 3:16 PM

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and all the wonderful staff at Kettlewell. You have brightened my life this year.

Luce on Dec 22, 2021 3:10 PM

And a very Merry Christmas to you and all the gorgeous people who work with you Melissa. My appreciation for Kettlewell far exceeds my ability to express it but what I can say is ‘Living my Life in Colour’ has dispelled the vast majority of grey days 😄🎄xx

Cathy Stone on Dec 22, 2021 3:09 PM

Brilliant, Melissa! Happy Christmas to you, John, the family and Kettlewell team, and roll on an exciting and rainbow-filled 2022!

Catherine Horwood Barwise on Dec 22, 2021 3:07 PM

Melissa - thank you so much for those uplifting words and messages. I find it really hard to believe that you have struggled with speaking in public in the past because you are an absolute natural now! I love the KCC but also your Instagram lives. Like many I'm sure, I don't know how I would have got through the last couple of years without the Kettlewell gang. Can't wait to see what you've got for us this spring! So good to have things to look forward to. Merry Christmas!

Rebecca on Dec 22, 2021 3:04 PM

Thank you Melissa

A lovely message and let’s all hope for positivity in 2022 along with KW’s 18th birthday.

Happy Christmas and best wishes to all at Kettlewell for 2022.


Brenda Whitley on Dec 22, 2021 2:28 PM

Thank you Melissa and team for all your wonderful blogs throughout the year. I am Spring and love seeing what other spring- ers are matching up. Wishing you all a happy Christmas and New year. X

Rebecca Holmes on Dec 22, 2021 2:25 PM

Go Girl Go 🥰

Olwyn Merritt on Dec 22, 2021 1:55 PM

What a lovely way to close out the year, Melissa. I loved your sincerity in bringing positivity to ourselves and others. Thank you!

Sandra on Dec 22, 2021 1:48 PM

What an inspiring positive uplifting message so well said in a few words.Well done and thoroughly endorse benefits of Kettlewell Colour Club.

Una Barry on Dec 22, 2021 1:45 PM

If it's 2004, then I wasn't far behind buying from you! An Autumn turquoise top with a modest V neck and three-quarter sleeves that I washed and wore to death until in 2018 I got beetroot juice on it, which left its mark however slight - so finito!

Ann Brown on Dec 22, 2021 1:34 PM

Thank you Melissa!

I so agree with all your comments.

Smile and the world smiles with you!

It's so often the smallest of things that can make a difference.

Thank you for all you do to brighten up our lives.

Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. Ann x

CHERAY GANT on Dec 22, 2021 1:30 PM

Beautifully stated, dear Melissa! ❤️

Yvonne Barstow on Dec 22, 2021 1:23 PM

Beautiful message. Brought tears to my eyes. Thank you. Merry Christmas 🎄🎁

Marsha Shufrin on Dec 22, 2021 12:57 PM

Such an uplifting message 💜💚💛 thank you, Melissa!

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