Christmas is supposed to be a magical time of the year, when friends and family come together for fun, food and festivities. But if you’re hosting, it can be downright stressful.
Before the big day comes, there’s the decorations to think about, and when it does arrive, you’ve got to worry about your relatives descending on your home like bulls in a china shop. By the time they finally leave, you’re faced with a mountain of dirty dishes that put Everest to shame. Little wonder people can’t wait until it’s over!
Thankfully Christow is on hand with top tips on how to make it a stress-free Christmas Day.
If you want to take the stress out of the festive season, it pays to be prepared.
Carefully pack away any treasured possessions or family heirlooms that are close to your heart, especially if inquisitive nephews and nieces are coming over. When the festive season is in full swing, there’s always a risk they could knock them over or pick them up and drop them.
Packing away your valuables is also a good opportunity to get rid of any objects or furnishings you no longer want. Don’t just bin them, re-gift them or take them down the charity shop.
After all, no Christmas gift is better than the gift of giving.
Add Some Festive Style
Another way to keep your cool at Christmas is to keep your decorations stylish but simple.
Designed with a contemporary winter-weathered look and adorned with warm white LEDs, our Christmas birch trees are a fabulous way to create a warm and welcoming ambience.
Because they’re pre-lit, there’s no need to decorate them, plus they won’t drop pesky pine needles all over your floor like a traditional Christmas tree.
Outdoor decorations don’t have to be a drama either, thanks to our Christmas light projectors. Forget about untangling your string lights, heading out into the cold and then clambering up a ladder to hang them.
Simply plant the light projector on your lawn, plug it in and switch it on to project moving patterns onto the front of your home and create a dazzling light display.
C.A.Y.O. means Clean As You Go and it’s a godsend when it comes to Christmas.
Cleaning dishes, glasses and rubbish throughout the day, rather than letting everything pile up like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, means you won’t have to face it in the morning.
Remember, Boxing Day is your day to sit back, relax and put your feet up in your brand-new Christmas socks. The last thing you want to be doing is cleaning your house all day.
There’s no need to worry about abandoning your guests if you clean up straight after Christmas dinner. As long as you take turns doing the washing up with your husband, wife or partner, one of you will always be free to keep your friends and family entertained.
So, what are you waiting for? Explore our Christmas range today and make your home look magical.