As we head into autumn, many of us are already starting to think about Christmas. Given that 2020 has been a much quieter year than most for the majority of us, it’s unlikely that we’ll experience ‘party season.’ And big gatherings of extended family may not be on the cards this year. However, even if the festive season is different this year, we’ll all be looking for ways to make it special.
According to the BBC, one thing that’s likely to change is how we do our Christmas shopping. “It’s going to be a very digital Christmas,” said Natalie Berg, retail analyst at NBK Retail” (as reported by the BBC). She said how, when and what people buy this year would be “fundamentally different”.
Here are a few ways that His & Hers is planning to make Christmas 2020 feel special.
We know that sending Christmas cards can easily become one of those things that we never quite get round to. However, as we might not get the opportunity to catch up with as many people as usual over the Christmas break, taking the time to write a thoughtful message to the friends and family you’re thinking of could brighten their day when your card arrives.
As we’re all likely to have more time at home this December, this could be the ideal time to get a little creative with your gift wrap. You could even take things to the next level and order personalised ribbon to make your gift memorable before it’s even been opened! Here at His & Hers we love all of those thoughtful details.
Sometimes, as the countdown to Christmas begins, the urge to show our loved ones how much we care by blowing the budget can be strong. However, this can create a lot of pressure, so if you can already feel a rising sense of stress about how much you’re likely to spend this Christmas, it’s well worth sitting down and drawing up a realistic budget (and sticking to it). Also, if you have a close friend or family member who’s a good listener, talking to them about your budget could really help. Having someone in your corner will help to keep you on track, and talking about your worries is likely to make you feel a bit better.
Being kind to yourself
If you’re feeling the pressure to find the perfect gifts, cook the ultimate festive feast, or to get the house looking at its best, try to take the pressure off. This has been an eventful year and maybe what you need most over the holidays is a bit of time to de-compress. Rest when you need to and try to extend some of the Christmas cheer and kindness that you want to spread out into the world to yourself as well.
We’re very proud to bring you this feature in association with Berisfords Ribbons, makers of beautiful custom ribbon. The bespoke ribbon inspiration is theirs, but the words are all our own.
From the archives: Our blog on taking the pressure off at Christmas.