It has become somewhat fashionable to be 'down' on Christmas. Indeed, it is really quite common to eavesdrop on conversations about Christmas these days and hear phrases like 'its too commercialised' and 'it gets earlier every year' being exchanged in exasperated tones.
In fact, some people are so down on Christmas they even talk up the idea of doing away with it altogether!
Imagine that? A British winter without Christmas!
Whilst Christmas in the twenty-first century is obviously more commercial, stressful and expensive than it was in previous years, it still fulfils an incredibly important purpose – it breaks up what would otherwise be an extremely long and dispiriting winter.
Can you imagine going from the end of October to the middle of March without having a festive season of some kind to look forward to/prepare for/overindulge in? No Christmas carollers; no TV sitcom Christmas specials; no cards; no presents; no rubbish cracker jokes; no charades or tournaments on the Wii; no decorations in the living room; no once-a-year visits from distant family members, and – perhaps worst of all – no Great Escape on Boxing day!
All you would have is around 160 straight days of perpetual cold and dark with only the distraction of New Year's Eve to take the edge off.
Of course, Christmas is not likely to be cancelled anytime soon. Still, it is worth noting that cynics of the festive season do have some valid points. To be sure, the stress of trying to get Christmas 'right' and the highly commercialised nature of the season can be disenchanting at times. However, it is perhaps the cost of Christmas, the extra expense of it all which gets people down the most at this time of year.
Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to make some extra cash in the run up to the big day. Indeed, endeavours like selling unwanted goods on eBay, delivering Christmas catalogues door-to-door and sorting mail at the Post Office are all effective ways of generating some much needed extra income.
As well as being very easy and satisfying, greeting card printing is also a great way of making some extra cash in time for Christmas. After all, there are so many places to sell Christmas cards: town fairs, school fetes, church fairs, car boot sales and local shops and businesses to name but a few options. If you're suitably set up, you can also sell your offerings online as well!
Needless to say, the take up rate for our online printing services here at A Local Printer goes through the roof at this time. This is chiefly because people looking to get Christmas cards printed prefer to stay in the warm and use printing services online rather than go out in the cold to see their local printers.
So why be cynical when you can take advantage of our high quality printing services and make yourself some extra cash for Christmas instead!
Printing by West Sussex Printer, A Local Printer Ltd.
Posted By Miranda Barnett