Battling Grinch Tendencies
Having finally got most of my major work deadlines out of the way, I’ve started to turn my mind towards Christmas. So, I’ve been busy the last couple of days writing and addressing my cards, which, I must stress, is no small undertaking. Take a look…
Now, normally when I do my cards I get myself a nice mug of mulled wine, play some Bing and Nat and try and get into the Christmas spirit. However, I did them while watching the telly yesterday afternoon, and I’m thinking now that this was perhaps a mistake, as I was left feeling distinctly un-Christmassy despite my stack of cards. In fact, I would go so far as to say that I was feeling rather apathetic about the whole occasion. However, after watching a clip from one of my favourite Christmas films, my mood is beginning to improve. If you’re struggling to get into the swing of things too, see if this helps you as much as it helped me.
I think the following quote from How The Grinch Stole Christmas should be at the fore-front of all our thoughts while out Christmas shopping this year.
“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow,
stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons.
It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags.
And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before.
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
So what are your top tips for getting into the Christmas spirit?