Reviewed by Nia Lock
I’ve loved the Harry Potter books since I first read them many years ago and am delighted that my children now love Harry Potter as well. The world of pin seeking from the Harry Potter fan club is completely new to me though and I was very surprised when I received my first pin by how beautiful and detailed it is. The Christmas at Hogwarts enamel pin is larger than I imagined it would be, it’s solid feeling and is presented on a Harry Potter backing card.
I was very interested to find that the website is incredibly detailed and includes a useful section on pin seeking for first years which explained everything. Each pin features a different scene from the Harry Potter books and they are highly collectable. There are limited edition pins, pins with special features such as glow in the dark and pin sets that can be joined together by the magnetic sides of their display boxes. The Christmas at Hogwarts enamel pin displays a detailed picture of the castle at night with a snowy owl flying over it. There are snowflakes falling and the snow on the ground is glittery. The words that this pin is inspired by are “Muddy grounds were revealed one morning covered in glittering frost. Inside the castle, there was a buzz of Christmas in the air”. These words are from The Prisoner of Azkaban, and they are also written on the pin, around the castle.
When trying to choose a pin, the pictures on the website are excellent, providing much more detail than most purchasing websites do with lots of photos available for each pin, making it really enjoyable to browse and plan your future pin collection. As I looked through the website, I found myself becoming engrossed by the photographs and coveting the pins so much I started to make a list. More pins are released at intervals and by signing up to the Harry Potter fan club newsletter you can be informed of when the new pins are due to be released. You can see what other Harry Potter fans have been up to with their pins by following the hashtag #HarryPotterPinSeeking. It’s no surprise to me that you can become enthralled by the world of Harry Potter and these incredibly detailed pins are just the thing for gifting to your fellow Harry Potter fans.
From the website you can download the Harry Potter fan club pin seeking collector’s guide to record which pins you’ve got and there is even a free Harry Potter fan club app which you can use to scan the enchanted keys found on the back on your pin card to unlock secrets.
I got this pin to give to my daughter for Christmas and I think she’s going to treasure it for a long time and will probably spend hours perusing the website to choose her future in pins. The Christmas at Hogwarts pin is the perfect introduction to the Wizarding World.
This product can be purchased from the Harry Potter shop here.
For more information please visit the Wizarding World website here.