Yet the reason I delay is that I take pleasure in getting ready for Christmas in December. I like shopping as the nights draw in and the lights in the shops seem cheery and inviting. I enjoy meandering around the Christmas displays choosing presents and being so delighted when I spy just the thing. Sometimes I make the posting deadlines and sometimes I don't, but either way friends near and far get a Christmas or at worse a New Years greeting. We always put the tree up late, after the December birthday is out of the way and the birthday cards have been moved from the mantlepiece.
The advent calendar made at brownies. Each numbered envelope contained a sweet and when turned over there was a letter to make up a famous Christmas saying.
And yes, the day before, the day before Christmas I am ready - and I think it is the earliest ever!
|Local mistletoe bought just today from 2 young boys selling this from their garden in the village.|
Of course I still have baskets of ironing and washing and a bathroom which needs cleaning but I don't include such details in being ready for Christmas.