Merry Christmas from Classic Life

We are so used to scenes of snow, fir trees and sledges, that any other part of the globe enjoying a warm and sunny Christmas seems slightly unusual. Have a look at these water-skiers from 1969, taking in the sun and surf at Cypress Hill, Florida.

It’s entertaining features such as these that we like to share with you, and for 2013 we plan to bring you many more.

From picture archives to right up-to-date shopping tips, your Classic Life team is here to help and advise.

So, on behalf of myself, Simon de Burton, Laura Leivo, Charis Whitcombe and Steve Wakefield, may I wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Photos: Getty Images