Entertaining guests at home is stressful at the best of times, but at Christmas (which is of course made even more tense by the heightened expectations of all who participate) the stakes are even higher.
During the run-up to the holiday period, many people find the pressure of shopping for, planning for and then finding time to actually have a happy Christmas too much to bear. And unfortunately it seems that if your relationship isn’t strong enough, then Christmas is when cracks really can begin to show.
One of the good things about freelancing is I don’t have to go to an office Christmas party. At first, I thought this was a bit of a drawback, since it effectively means I don’t go to any Christmas parties, being way too old to get invited to anything just for being me.
It’s time to get festive, and so I bring you the alternative Twelve Days of Christmas, designed especially for the lawyer in all of us. It has been a bit affected by the state of the economy, as you will see. Unlike the traditional version, there is no need to sing this one, I doubt it scans very well.
One of the great things about working for yourself from home is that you don’t have to buy presents for any colleagues. This more than offsets the downside of not having a Christmas party to go to. However, in the true spirit of Christmas, I thought I would selflessly hunt down some ideal gifts for lawyers. I am not entirely sure how I would feel if I were given any of these, but then I am not a lawyer. I hope my suggestions are helpful.