If written a decade ago, this blog post might have given you a bullet-pointed list of all the new accessories you simply must-have in order to brighten your home, keep the turkey warm, and stitch a two-toothed smile on the face of every 5-year-old bundle of anticipation and endless energy.
But faded now are the bullet-points that played peekaboo across the internet, as nostalgic sentimentality prompts the mind to remember the days of simplistic family-centred Christmas; stripped naked of balls and bells, returning once again to laughter by the fire. Family, friends, flicking through Christmas films, and playing funny games.
Have we understood the point?
Or have we found another bullet-point list to label with value?
The most valuable item or element of Christmas is not an oven timer, silk Santa-nighties, fairy-lighted homes, or the new iPhone. Yet neither is it (dare I say) family, friends, or a lover come to stay.
The most valuable treasure to tick off your checklist this year, is…
Creativity, blossoming in beloved company.
It is not about who, or what, or when – it is about what you create with them.
Memories of creativity with company are the gifts of time that cannot be stapled with ‘value’ or ‘sold’.
What kind of Christmas will you create this year?
The Printhouse is available for hire this December between the 1st-20th. If you would like an opportunity to explore your creativity with family and friends this year, why don’t you organise an event and use this space? We welcome your creativity this Christmas.