Christmas is a time of joy when family and friends come together in harmony and love and celebration. A time of thankfulness and indulgence, when we eat drink and be merry. Well, so everyone would like to think but it’s also very stressful and busy time as well.
When you look closer, the Christmas period is a minefield of social events, culinary feasts and gift giving. There is always so much to do, so much to prepare, so much to buy, all for such a relatively short time. We spend the rest of the year getting over the last Christmas and looking forward to the next. We put ourselves under so much pressure to make sure our families and friends have the best Christmas yet.
The stress we put ourselves through is immense, we all want to have a Christmas dinner cooked like Jamie Oliver, or presents that take the children’s breath away, or decorations to put the neighbours to shame. We all want to have that perfect Christmas with a dusting of snow, carol singers going door to door, a log fire burning in the hearth and the smell of mulled wine wafting through the house.
Are we likely to get it?
For many, it’s left to the last minute shop at the supermarket to get the last manky sprouts and a bottle of port that no one drinks, grab a load of gift cards from the checkout because you have no idea what people want, get a sorry looking Christmas tree down from the loft.
Does it ever live up to expectations, does it ever match the memories of childhood, does it ever come close the Christmas from all those TV specials you dream of?
If the answer is yes, then you really don’t need to be here! Share this website with your friends with a smug grin that you are doing it better than them.
If the answer is a resounding or tentative no, then you are in good company.
We believe you can have the Christmas you want, it all boils down to planning and organisation. Now that doesn’t mean you have to structure this special time like a military operation, but it does mean with a little thought it truly can be the most wonderful time of the year.
It’s all down to planning and organisation.