As you may have gathered I’m not the worlds most tolerant person. However I do actually love Christmas, I love decorating the tree, making the food, buying (or this year, making) the presents for my loved one and I always really enjoy the big family meal with it's annual hiccups and disagreements (the best year was when my aunt was knocked over by a wild champagne cork) I even like the crazy light displays people put together for the season.
But why do we need to be constantly reminded that Christmas is coming in 72 days, 54 days 31days? It happens on the same day every year! But thanks for making people panic buy gifts that no one will actually want to receive …
The TV adds don't even wait until Halloween is done before bombarding kids with brainwashing adds aiming to make them extort piles of cash from their parents for gifts that will be forgotten or trashed before we hit the halfway mark of the year.
This year having experienced a skintness beyond hope I’ve decided to use this opportunity to hand tailor gifts to my friends and family with a variety of lovely prints and mad jeweler and it's been great fun making them and having discovered many other people are doing the same it's restored my faith in the season a little.
Ok so not everyone has the time or motivation to make their own gifts but can we please stop panicking and just enjoy the festive spirit (minus the horrendous cheesy music please) and as is demanded by the season I shall be making more of an effort to be jolly or at least a little less grippy.