Christmas follows a similar pattern for me each year. I love the Christmas season but I find it doesn't begin until I have all my presents organised.
That's because I feel a fair bit of pressure these days. I won't buy gifts that I'm not comfortable with. They need to be ethical and they need to be gifts that don't disregard our wonderful planet. This means that I either need to spend more time making gifts or more money buying organic or ethical gifts. I don't feel rich in either time nor money this year so I have found the process very challenging!
Now I can enjoy the anticipation of gathering with family, the reason for the season, food, meaningful presents sourced with love and spending six wonderful weeks with my children over the school break.