I absolutely love Christmas, as soon as Halloween is out of the way it’s all systems go. I do start Christmas shopping much earlier, with 6 children to buy for I can’t wait to last minute.com. I love going shopping and seeing all the beautiful gifts out on display, the stores transforming themselves into winter wonderlands, Santa’s Grottos popping up, children beaming queuing. The smell of chestnut vender’s carts as you pass them in the street and of course my favourite the Christmas Market, outs is just so beautiful situated in the grounds of our City Hall, I adore the foods on offer, the beers in the tents and the festive cheer. I also find it a massive time to reflect and remember loved ones who have passed with fabulously fond memories, which I’m trying to recreate with my own family now.
There is nothing better than giving and I take great pleasure in buying for others, online sales are hit massively in my house, its’ so much easier for me but now I have more free time I may venture into town more, hooray. Which do you prefer? Home shopping or going out and picking off the shelves yourself?
I’m also rather fond of bargains and I will buy lots in the sales. Do you bargain hunt so you can buy more? Or do you leave it to the last minute and panic buy?
Come the 1st December and the morning of The Elf On The Shelf’s arrival the tree goes up, this year I’m planning on going back to a standard tree with the hope the smalls leave it alone, I also have a beautiful tree topper coming from America, I can’t wait until it arrives. I adore seeing other peoples houses decked for Christmas, lights twinkling, bows and decorations adorning branches. We all approach of home decoration in such different way, our own personal stamp on a timeless tradition. Do you like traditional trees?
Please do share any of your loves, I would like to hear them.