Hey everyone it’s Blogmas day number 21 today! Today’s post is on the negatives of Christmas. Usually I don’t talk about the negatives however I though I may bring them up and help fix those negatives.
The negatives of Christmas!
Most people associate Christmas with being positive, lots of fun and all is ok, however, it isn’t. There are many negatives of Christmas. This can be things such as;
When it comes to Christmas, you can get stresses such as; buying gifts, being busy, gatherings etc. I find that buying gifts for people really stresses me out as I don’t know who to buy for and what to get them.
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Another negative to Christmas can be the expenses of it! During the festive season, everything is overpriced and expensive! Spending money on the many things for Christmas, can put people in massive amounts of debt! Some of these things could be:
- Christmas gifts
- Food and groceries
- Christmas decorations and lights
- Wrapping gifts
- Advent Calendars
- Festive events
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Christmas can be really bad for the environment because of the things it involves and what we use! These are things such as;
- fake trees (made out of plastic)
- wrapping paper (isn’t recyclable)
- Food (all the waste)
To prevent this we can:
- Buy real trees
- Think of different ways to present gifts or use less of it!
- Freeze left overs or cook less.
What are other ways to help the environment during Christmas?
- Buying sustainable decorations
- Change to rechargeable batteries
- Buying environmentally- friendly cards and gifts
I love seeing my family however, some people find gatherings with their loved ones very awkward and don’t like attending them. To be honest with you, I’m not sure if I have a solution to this other than don’t go lol!
Usually this wouldn’t be a negative, but this year Covid has ruined Christmas for all of us! It has affected us for the whole year, but I feel that it’ll affect us most at Christmas. This is because we wont be able to attend events, see our family, shop as normal etc.
There isn’t much we can do about covid-19 until the vaccine comes out however, we can find ways to make it a little bit better!
These are things such as;
- Doing it virtually
- Shopping online
- Wearing PPE
- Dropping off presents at a distance
And lots more!
Despite how pretty Christmas lights can be, it can bring up the electric bill massively! In our house we only have one set of Christmas lights and a light up Santa for the window. We also have a blow up/inflatable snowman which needs plugging in too!
Now this one can be both positive and negative. I usually love the snow however it can sometimes be a negative as it can be very dangerous and very slippery. It can cause lots of problems too such as not being able to attend work/school.
Shopping can be so manic during Christmas time and can be very stressful. It can be so overwhelming when there are lots of people running around. Also parking is the worst at Christmas! This is a massive negative for me as it’s so annoying when you want to find a space!
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To prevent the parking situation, I would say either go at a less busier time, or maybe park down the road from the shops, rather than the main parking.
I’d say this is a massive negative for anyone. Being alone at Christmas is a really hard thing to do but unfortunately, due to Covid, I reckon that a lot of people may be alone this Christmas. To prevent this from happening I would suggest including those people ( in a safe way) or just giving them a call to check up on them and maybe send them a little something!
I hope you enjoyed reading this post about the negative of Christmas. Usually I wouldn’t focus on the negatives, however, I thought I would do something different and help you with preventing them or making them better!
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