THE Christmas season is upon us, and now is the time to start pulling out the trees and decorations – that is, if you haven’t already.
If you are in the same boat as me, and this is the first Christmas in your house, then it’s likely you are feeling the same way as I am – completely overwhelmed!
Nothing seems to change between different stores, with all of them lining their shelves with seas of colours and decoration options.
It’s not only the decorations, but even the trees.
Gone are the days of the fake green trees, with options now ranging in 30 different colours, and varying heights.
It wouldn’t surprise me if there was a tree that even talked to you.
At my parents’ house, we have had the same tree for as long as I can remember – so much so that some of the branches have even fallen off.
Also, most of our decorations are more than 20 years old, or hand-made by my sister and I from craft sessions in primary school.
We never seemed to mind because our dilapidated tree and well-used ornaments represented the many years of Christmas cheer in the Collins’ house.
Now, though, the feel of the holiday season has changed and it is all about finding what is trendy and making sure that you choose the perfect colour scheme.
That is both tree and ornaments.
To be honest, it makes me feel a little under pressure.
Matt isn’t hugely phased by Christmas, and tells me that I shouldn’t worry so much.
Then again, if we followed his level of holiday cheer we could find ourselves purchasing one of those small table trees that comes with the decorations already attached.
Don’t worry, fellow Christmas lovers, I will not let that happen.
But, there are so many options and December is quickly approaching, so time is not on my side when it comes to making a decision.
But, honestly, how do you choose?
Until next week, keep your glasses full.