I had my early Christmas with the kids on Saturday night, as they will be at their dad’s for ‘real’ Christmas. So now that it’s over I decided I may as well start packing up all the red, green & gold and start getting ready to pack for moving.
To help with the moving process I’ve been selling off items that I don’t really need, and things I just can’t be bothered moving. So, when I came across a post in a local “freecycle” group asking for Christmas decorations I figured I didn’t really need to take all my decorations with me to the new place. A new place will need new Xmas stuff, right?
I inboxed the person for their address and then packed up almost every Christmassy item I had. This included the decorations and lights off the tree, my tablecloth and runner, and other Santa laden paraphernalia, along with some boxes of chocolate biscuits, crackers and nuts etc (hamper type stuff) and delivered it all to a very grateful family.
The family with 4 children had recently moved into emergency accommodation in order to be close to their surgeon. One of the children had been in hospital for the past 3 months and recently received a special type of stomach surgery. As if that isn’t enough, the family who had been living out of town prior to their hospital stay, came home to a ransacked house. Hence the emergency accommodation and the need for basically everything.
The mother told me they are hoping to move into a proper rental soon and start over, but in the meantime they had to stay there. The children were excited to get the big bag of Christmas things, but I wish I had more to offer them.