‘Don’t worry if your Christmas doesn’t look like everyone’s, says Liverpool mom – .

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‘Don’t worry if your Christmas doesn’t look like everyone’s, says Liverpool mom – .


Don’t worry if your Christmas doesn’t look like everyone’s.
Instagram gag, I guess you’ve already decorated your tree and searched for the perfect matching pajamas for the whole family… dog included?

The month has turned and we are all firmly committed to the most comparable time of year.

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Have you hired a professional tree decorator? It’s not just celebrities and super wealthy hiring professionals to come and decorate their homes, you know.

This is now a reasonable requirement for almost anyone who wants their home to be suitably Instagrammable for Christmas.

A new trend this year is for an artist to come and draw scenes on your windows with a white pen. So be sure to put it on your list to plan for next year… along with anything else you absolutely must do.

Look, I’m not hitting him. If you have the resources to hire someone to decorate your home and spend every weekend visiting Christmas markets, flying to Lapland, and splashing around in puddles on organized forest trails , congratulations. Go carte blanche and enjoy every minute.

A lot of people have had a very difficult two years and are struggling to make ends meet. For the majority of people, Christmas presents for their children alone will force them into debt and the whole experience is super stressful.

What if you don’t have a big family? What if you spent part of the day alone as a co-parent? What if you just didn’t get those Christmas sparkles everyone is talking about?

December is brutal. In addition to our full-time jobs, we’re supposed to spend our free time – which is the dead of the night – running in circles to buy things so that people don’t think less of us.

I’m not down for Christmas. I love the holidays, I love the decorations and the lights. I particularly appreciate the slowness of the day and the feeling that everything is shutting down.

Baby, I can eat 12 of these Costco tarts in a weekend! The part that I struggle with is everyone pretending to be a big, happy family the day they find it emotionally draining.

I am not receiving a tree this year for several reasons. The first being that we really don’t have anywhere to go. We have a little house and a massive dog who will remove decorations or spill everything while zooming. And frankly, that makes a lot of mess. This year I’m going for a large dried flower garland from Mary Mary Florals.

Like many people during the pandemic, I really took stock of my life. I try to live each part with determination and intentionally.

So this year, I’m going to treat Christmas like it’s my vacation, do what I want. And we’re going to do some fun things that we both enjoy. Do not exhaust ourselves visiting people we would not otherwise see.

If your kids are asking for expensive and crazy gifts that make your stomach ache, you are not alone.

If you can’t figure out a Yorkshire pudding wrap or eat German sausage in the cold, that’s okay.

If you despise that little elf on the shelf, that’s cool.

If you dread spending three nights in your old single bed at home and prefer to sneak into a chalet with your partner, do it!

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