Its official, the Christmas season has started!
I received a notification from Santa today (he is on Twitter dont you know?) that it is 100 days till Christmas. I mean technically we are only just over two thirds of the way through the year but with the summer holidays over and done with, Christmas is the next thing to look forward to - isnt it?
Some people get excited about Christmas (I fall into this category) while some shudder at the mention of it. We were at a baby show this weekend and took some of the Phoenix Trading Christmas card range with us. We had a definate mixed review from people openly criticising us for even suggesting they may want Christmas cards, to lovely people excited to see new products.
I have to admit to shopping for Christmas all year round but I love the buzz about Christmas shopping, when the dark nights draw in, there are twinkling lights and Christmas music in the shops. I am quite sure that the shop assistants could quite easily scream if they hear "Its Chriiiiiiiiiistmas" one more time on a Saturday afternoon but you get the idea. You can really feel the excitment and anticipation as you walk around the Christmas shop in places like Bents.
In the past few years, I have done more and more shopping online, I can do it from the comfort of my own home, at my own pace, (maybe with a cheeky glass of wine) without a queue of people and the pain of dragging a load of bags home with me. Plus, with parcels being delivered from my frequent online orders, its like Christmas every day on the Lilypad!!