Wishing you a Christmas filled with moments to cherish with your family and friends, and just a little ‘me time’, too
Making this the year YOU enjoy Christmas – that’s what this issue is all about! Christmas burnout is a real thing, with many of us feeling frantic rather than festive as the big day draws near. Wanting it all to be perfect, filled with moments of joy for our loved ones, probably lies at the root of it, but unrealistic expectations and overly high standards can cause havoc, say the experts on page 28. It helps to think about the memories of Christmases past that you cherish most. Chances are the beautifully wrapped gifts, perfect roast potatoes, or decorated home don’t feature at all – instead, it’s likely about special moments shared with friends and family.
To take all the hassle out of Christmas planning, we’ve come up with a brilliant selection of inspiring ideas and clever shortcuts to help you breeze through the day. There’s everything from wow-factor gifts (p55) and gorgeous ideas to decorate your home on page 120 (the festive fiesta is such fun!), to how to dress your table (p128) and last-minute prep tips (p107). Our food section on page 134 is really fantastic, too. You’ll be tempted to cook – and try! – every dish there.
And, as our gift to you, we’ve included a free 2019 calendar with this issue – I really hope you like it. From all of us at
woman&home, we wish you a merry Christmas, surrounded by family and filled with joy.