Every year Christmas starts earlier.
This year, at the end of November, shop windows were already decorated with Christmas trees and stuff, and the city was already infested with advertisements for Christmas.
If we carry on like this, considering climate change, in a little while we will only have two seasons: Summer and Winter/Christmas plus dozens of commercial anniversaries like Halloween, Mother’s day or Black Friday.
As you probably know by now, I am not a romantic at heart when we speak about Christmas, there is too much fuss for nothing in my book, if it wasn’t for the fact that Christmas allows me to have a little holiday and the fact that I love culinary traditions, I would be the reincarnation of Mister Scrooge.
I dislike waste as well and Christmas is the time where people buy things just because they feel obliged to give presents to people.
When I say that, I often have someone like Alex telling me that receiving and buying presents can be a pleasure, it is an act of love. Ok, but it doesn’t sound like that when you hear people huffing and puffing because they don’t know what to get for their relatives or people waiting for their friends to leave so they can comment on the awful presents or the amount of unwanted stuff taken to charities shops or simply the general choice of verbs used when referring to their Christmas shopping: “I have to buy a present for..” (I never say “I have to” when it is an act of love, you see).
The good news is that there are a few things around that almost everybody would like to receive, like the Umasqu wall art. The bad news is that people rarely buy these sort of things.
The amazing Umasqu masks and wall art in wood, formica, MDF are available at www.umasqu.com with free delivery shipping.