Most people can put together Christmas decorations within an hour.
Sylvia Pope is 78 and has to hang 1,760 of these baubles from her ceiling.
Nana Baubles (Swansea grandmother) holds the record for possessing the most festive ornaments in the entire world.
Despite being recognised by Guinness World Records, she’s not resting on her laurels – and hopes to have 2,000 up by the new year.
Mrs Pope, who has been collecting baubles from around the world for years, begins hanging them up in September and takes them down in March – although one year she left them up for the full 12 months.
The majority of us can put our Christmas decorations together in less than an hour. Sylvia Pope (78) takes three months to get her 1,760 Christmas decorations up from the ceiling.
Despite being recognised by Guinness World Records, Pope is not resting on her laurels – and hopes to have 2,000 baubles up by the new year (pictured: a Heineken-themed bauble)
Her favourite is an £82 Royal Doulton bauble marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
“It’s exciting to see the variety of types that you can purchase,” said Mrs Pope who will be 79 next Boxing Day.
Craig Glenday is the editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records. He said that Nana Baubles has an infectious passion about Christmas, and it was wonderful to be able share this joy.
Adam Wide of Hastings holds the title for having the largest Christmas brooch collection.
Born in Berlin, Germany, the 68-year old has been collecting his 7,929 brooches ever since 1984.
Sylvia’s favourite is an £82 Royal Doulton bauble marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
His ‘obsession’ began by chance when he saw a “beautiful” brooch at a Christmas marketplace.
Since then his hobby is now worth a whopping £350,000 – with his most valuable being a plique-a-jour brooch made of platinum, diamonds, and rubies.
Since the Victorian Era, brooches were a staple fashion item. Mr Wide has compiled a collection of works that includes Brooches from each decade.
“One of the best things about collecting brooches, is that they are accessible to everybody,” said Mr Wide.
“You could start as I did and buy a tiny brooch in Copenhagen, but before you know it you’ll have more than 8,000.
“I was fascinated by collecting as soon as I began to collect. It is amazing.”
His collections include Mrs Pope’s and Mr Wide’s Christmas-themed items, such as the longest Santa wishlist of 124 969 wishes, and the largest Christmas snowflake ornament at 3.2m (11ft) in 2018.
Glenday said that “We all need some yuletide cheer right about now,” and records such these truly put a smile onto your face.