“It came without ribbons! It came without tags!
It came without packages, boxes or bags!”
And he puzzled three hours, til his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before!
“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, ” doesn’t come from a store.
Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”
Can you believe it is Christmas Eve? I must admit that I think I’m in denial. It has been a big year, and it seems that the world is turning a little bit faster, and that our journey around the sun seems to be taking a shorter amount of time each year!
On the day before Christmas, there will be people who are still rushing around finalising their Christmas shopping; getting last minute gifts, boxes of chocolates (just in case), collecting their chosen beverages for the holiday and getting all the fresh ingredients for their Christmas meal.
In amongst all the madness, all the rushing, and stress, it is so easy to forget what Christmas is all about. Now look, not everyone celebrates a Christian Christmas, and for many, the day has no religious significance at all. But, if you live in Australia, Christmas is a National Public holiday- and the idea of a holiday is rest, a slower pace, and enjoyment, right?
Sure, it has become increasingly commercial over the years, and let’s face it, it’s always nice to be given something that someone has chosen for you, but these days, Christmas can turn into a bit of a circus…and this ringmaster for one, is having trouble controlling her monkeys!
I saw this Christmas To Do list posted many times over the last few weeks, and I had to share it with you all:
In the process of getting everything done, and having everything look perfect, we put extra pressure on ourselves, and in turn our families.
I remember my friend once telling me she was the self appointed ‘Queen of Outsourcing’. Why? Because she figured her time was better spent doing the things she enjoyed and that made her happy, than running errands or rushing around doing housework. Instead, she made the choice to pay a bit extra to get the jobs she didn’t want to do, DONE.
So, that is my advice to you too over the holidays. Sometimes, paying a delivery fee to get something to you is worth saving yourself a round trip. Sometimes dropping the laundry off will alleviate enough pressure that you will be able to enjoy a slow morning at home reading.
Sometimes the idea of decorating your Christmas table with something homemade (that you found on Pinterest) is more satisfying than the actual experience of doing it yourself. Without the proper tools. With time restrictions.
So whilst the clock is ticking and there are only hours left of trade, rest assured that Florist With Flowers has been up early this morning at the markets, getting a beautiful selection of fresh flowers for you and your families to collect in store, or for local delivery. Take advantage of our skills and our passion.
We would also like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers who are celebrating tomorrow, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We appreciate your loyalty so very, very much. You make it possible for us to do what we love everyday, and we know that we could not do it without you.
Be safe, and we look forward to another wonderful year working together in 2019.