No matter how aware we are of the imminence of Christmas we always seem to be caught off-guard by its arrival. On top of our surprise is the pressure we feel from retailer’s relentless push for us to purchase things we do not really need. The marketing machine of consumerism spins its web of deals, sales and extended hours to lure us (and our wallets) into the clutches of over-worked sales clerks. The pace of life quickens at Christmas bringing our “all-to-busy” lifestyles to the brink of calamity.
Oh, but there will always be the joy of the Christmas season…right?!