Christmas is headed our way and before long it will be time to put up the decorations, baste the turkey, deck the halls and leave out the mince pies, carrots and milk. It would normally be a fun and hectic time, parents and grandparents trying desperately to keep a lid on all the excitement with children being constantly reminded that “Santa’s watching!!”.
Usually, at this time of year, we would also be looking forward to seeing relatives or friends that we may not have seen in person for some time. Loved ones that live far away or abroad, and family that can only come home for special occasions. Often it’s a time for tears of joy, hugs and kisses. A time when a warm embrace can banish the cold outside.
This Christmas will be unlike any other, and not for the right reasons. COVID-19 has changed everything. It’s quite likely that this year there will be fewer friends, family, and neighbours dropping in for drinks, chat and the inevitable sing-song. It’s also quite likely that our loved ones that live some distance away will not be able to visit, whether it’s due to quarantine rules, or local lockdown limitations. All of this can end up having an adverse effect on our well-being and mental health, things we all need to be especially aware of this year.
But does this mean that we will not be able to share this Christmas with our loved ones at all? Absolutely not.
EZ Living Furniture is a family-run business and for that very reason, we understand how important it is for family and friends to come together, however possible, during this festive season.
We thought we would put together this simple guide on how you can have virtually your best Christmas ever! (See what I did there?).
This Christmas will be different, but it doesn’t mean that we cannot make the best of a challenging situation. We are lucky in a sense, that with all the technology at our disposal it has never been easier to connect with people. But if you are finding it difficult this Christmas, don’t be afraid to talk to someone. Children too can feel quite vulnerable and anxious around Christmas time. Many will have found forming social bonds difficult after long periods of lockdown and it’s possible they could do with talking to someone about it.
Below is a list of contact details should you wish to reach to someone to talk to.
From all of us here at EZ Living Furniture, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year.
Let’s Get Talking
Phone Number: Galway - 091 765500/ Dublin - 01 4569158
Email: [email protected]
Phone Number: 116123
Phone Number: 1800 247 247
Text: HELP to 51444