I know, I know, I am discussing Christmas before even the decorations appear in the shop. I feel for you, I do. I am also one that cusses when the Christmas decorations appear in the shop before Halloween has even happened. But you know what? shops are not the earliest people to prepare, because I am and maybe I will discover there are readers too.
I start getting the odd Christmas present early in the year, so that getting one here and there instead of all in one go, means hopefully, I should not feel it in my pocket. I also beat the Christmas rush that everyone else likes to do. But this year has been a little delay in parts with what has happened in my life, so I have been a little panicky about whether I will do it. I think I will though, but that is least of my worries, with the distraction I will have in October.
Also, my mum is always be on the ball, July time, asking me, “What do you want for Christmas?” and I have to say my eyes roll, because I dread this question sometimes, because I am someone who feels they have what they want. I can’t always think what I want.
But after some thought these last two months, I know I don’t want to own things that will cause clutter, this is things like ornaments, picture frames, other nik naks.
But if it’s something I can use, like for example, perfume, clothing, decaf tea, flavoured teas I have been trying, decaf coffee, biscuits, notebooks, A4 paper, pens, pencil crayons, these simple things will keep me happy.
I remembered last year when a friend appreciated his coffee and tea at Christmas and it got me thinking that yes, I would be happy with that. It’s getting used. It’s a simple idea for a person who has everything they feel they need.
Are you like me when it comes to Christmas? Are you realising that simple things we use would be fine at Christmas? Any other comments, do share.