One of the things that I am conscious of is that bloggers and the such often portray things as perfect; the perfect Christmas tree, the perfect decorations and the perfectly wrapped gifts. The perfect Christmas dinner and the perfect family around the perfect table.
Life however isn’t like that and it can be tough to see the parade of perfect Christmas’ when your own feels nothing like that. It’s just a few days until Christmas yet we still haven’t got all our decorations up. We have had what feels like an endless run of illness – since November Mr H has been fighting off multiple viruses that all seem to manifest as various rashes.
It has been exhausting and we are now, finally, on the other side of by the looks of things. The weekend just gone was the time to get the decorations up, but Damian was working Saturday and then I was unwell Saturday night and Damian the same on Sunday. Whatever it was we had left us both utterly drained and not really enough energy to start getting the boxes down and the deocrations up and being generally full of Christmas fun.
However, after a really lovely day with friends today I am feeling re-energised and looking forward to getting into the Christmas spirit and getting things ready. To help us, Hallmark at Tesco sent us a goodie box filled with our own Elf Christmas Explosion. I’ll admit I’ve never seen the film Elf, but I think it might be our job tomorrow afternoon to sit and watch the film whilst tucking into some of the goodies we were sent…. and perhaps me finally get the last of the cards written.
I still have the Christmas wrapping to do and the final few cards to write, and I always promise myself I am going to be more organised and not leave it to the last-minute but then I always do. It will all be done for the big day and I guess that’s all that counts in the end!
Perhaps if I was more organised I might have more time to finalize my entry to the fab competition that Hallmark and Tesco are running. You can be in with a chance to win a £2,000 gift card to use towards the holidays of your dreams. Where would you choose? Would it be a wintry wonderland in Lapland or something closer to home? For me the dream is to visit Argentina, it’s somewhere I’ve wanted to go to for so long. Maybe you’re wanting to recreate Elf itslef and head off to New York.
Whatever the destination for your dream break be sure to pick up an Elf card and an entry form from a participating Tesco Extra store across the UK and return by 26 December (emails are accepted).
But for now… I’ll get those final decorations up, the gifts wrapped and the food bought and then we can really get into the Christmas spirit.hall
We were sent a bundle of Elf themed goodies in exchange for this post