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Clearing a Space for Calm at Christmas

October 19th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Christmas supplies have hit the shops in full force already…

The tinsel and wrapping paper have hit the shelves of our department stores! It’s mid-October, and that can only mean One Thing

(cue Beethoven’s fifth… da da da dum)

Christmas is on it’s way once again!

In fact, the little widget I have on my homepage tells me that Santa is due to visit in 67 more sleeps!

I know that mentioning the C… word, let alone actually knowing the number of days till December 25th can leave some people bathed in a cold sweat and in need of a good stiff drink. My co-author and dear friend, Chris Owen, used to feel that way.

And there are others who hear those words and go into list writing, organising mania – trying to outdo, outperform, outdecorate, outentertain and outshine their past performances. They are the Christmas Perfectionists.

Hello, my name is Karen Wallace and I am a Christmas Perfectionist.

I needed a 12-step program just to get me over my addiction obsession ;-)

A couple of years ago, Chris and I – coming from opposite ends of the Christmas spectrum – got our heads together and realised we’d learned a fair bit over the last decade or three about what we don’t like about Christmas, and what we do. And how to handle our individual anxieties and obsessions. And once we starting talking to other women, we discovered that – far from being alone – these tendencies are alive and well in many, many of you!

And this year, after three long years of experimentation and refinement, we’re terribly proud to announce the publication of our solution to the Scrooge’s; those in denial; the Christmas Perfectionists – and everyone in between:

Save Our Sanity: The Christmas Calm Manual

This manual is for everyone who wishes, deep down, that Christmas was a joyous, happy, stress-free time. A time to look forward to with child-like eager anticipation!

To celebrate the launch of Save Our Sanity: The Christmas Calm Manual (which is at the printers as we speak) – we have a simple quiz to test your Christmas Stress levels… and once you know how stressed (or not) you are, we’ll give you a free copy of our Top Tips for Christmas Calm.

Click here to take the test.

Click here to find out more about Save Our Sanity: The Christmas Calm Manual – including a special pre-launch “At the Printer” price – with free postage and handling for all orders placed before the book arrives from the printer!

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Pete Aldin // Oct 22, 2007 at 9:34 am

    I’m so looking forward to this. This will destress my wife, my sister AND my mother. (And if I’m honest, me too!)

    Maybe this Christmas will be merry!

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