The nightmare after Christmas12th January 2017
Christmas comes but once a year and then it’s over. It arrives with huge anticipation, excitement and before we have time to sit back and admire the joy of it all, its over for another year.
By the time the last relatives have shipped off home we are done. The decorations come down and the last remains of festive fare are consumed. We can breathe and relax. The nightmare that is after Christmas has been negotiated. On to a new year.
For us the nightmare known affectionally as ‘the take down’ is the end of five months’ hard work put in to organising and installing festive displays. The take down is a frantic few days where trees are stripped bare, decorations are packed away, lights carefully wound down ready for a PAT test and pine is shredded. It’s over, for another year.
Well not quite! In five months, while you will be enjoying high summer, our thoughts are placed on new festive designs and looking at how we can produce even better displays. Stock is refreshed, lights tested, stands cleaned, potential delivery schedules planed. It begins again.
The enjoyment comes at this early stage. Creating new designs and looking for new inspiration is always a fun process. The delivery and installation is always a magical time. Well, I say magical, but there is a slight fear and chaos with installations. A sickening in the stomach equal only to the feeling you had before taking your driving test. Will the client like the proposed design? Will the tree shape be well received? Can you summon up enough energy to laugh at yet another joke about your shiny balls.
The take down, whilst it is a nightmare, is a relief. It’s over. We survived. Clients are happy. Five moths work and consideration removed in just a few, short, pine shredding, bauble boxing, light tangling days.
Until next year then. We can’t wait.