For many people, the most important preparation for Christmas is the Christmas wish list. It is a task that has to be done very precisely because how happy your holidays will turn out may depend on your list! This list is the instructions for all your loved ones and can make your Christmas an incredible event, without the stress days after Christmas of returning all the unwanted presents. Although nobody would admit it, we are all very picky with what we want and if something is not right, we can get very disappointed. If you try this year to create the ultimate wish list, leaving no room for interpretation for any distant relatives, you have many useful tools on the internet. Web shops such as Amazon.co.uk offer their customers to make a list of products out of their range of goods. It is a new trend to actually gift register for your Christmas wish list! An example is http://www.christmaswishlist.net/. This website lets you upload your wish list and you can share it with your friends and family. This way you can be assured that you get exactly what you want!
If you are thinking that people who register for their Christmas gifts may be taking themselves and their wishes too seriously and forgetting the actual idea behind Christmas, how about thinking about other people’s wish list instead? Christmas is a time of year that the most donations are given to charities. There are many people spending Christmas alone or who don’t have enough money to give presents. Crisis (http://www.crisis.org.uk/) made a Christmas wish list for homeless people. People can go to one of the centres in order to find a warm and festive place to celebrate Christmas with many other people in the same situation. Their Christmas list consists of daily items such as deodorant, clothing and food which most people take for granted.
No matter what, Christmas wish lists are important! Especially for children! Try to get them to be creative instead of just making the usual bullet points. When they are grown up, this will be a lovely memory for them, too.