Christmas is fast approaching and if your calendar is anything like ours, it is filling up quickly and double ups are constantly occurring. One of these double ups is a local Christmas Garden Club end of year nibbles, drinks and pressie swap and a Christmas party through my husband. I feel obliged to go to my husbands Christmas doo but now that I am over 50 and feeling a little bit braver, I’ve put my big girl undies on and said no. I went to it last year and to be honest I didn’t really enjoy it. We sat with some lovely people and it was a nice evening but I would rather spend the night this year with my community. With ladies that I love and care about. Ladies that have a love of gardening but more than anything realise that it is an opportunity to connect and cement the ties of community and whānaungatanga. It feels freeing and exhilarating to say no, to step into my power and acknowledge what is actually best for me.
Back to Christmas deadlines and cut off dates. All my recycled rubber feather earrings are custom made. Hand cut – no punches here mass producing my products. I am incredibly mindful of what I can currently make to fill all my orders before Christmas. So, I have decided to set a Christmas order cut off date for the 1st of December. This way I know that I can make and fulfil the orders I receive and get them shipped in time for Christmas.
If you are thinking about placing an order with me for Christmas – please do it sooner rather than later and if it is for a gift to Australia then please order now as shipping to Australia has been taking approximately 4 weeks.
Enjoy this lead up to Christmas. Remember to focus on what is best for you because when you do this it will also be best for your whānau. Also remember to focus on what Christmas means to you – for me it is whānau gathering together; the one day where apart from feeding the farm dogs, my husband Pete has a day off; seeing my tamariki even though they are all grown, opening their stockings and of course delicious kai.
What is your favourite thing about Christmas/Kirihimete?
Take care, keep safe.
Posted: Monday 16 November 2020