I'll make no apologies for mentioning Christmas so soon - I have waited until October!
In my opinion, the best way to enjoy Christmas is to be organised. Plan things early - who is going to be where, when; who will be eating in my house; plan the menus; make as much as possible ahead of time and freeze it; and most importantly, sort out the presents!
Whether it is an original painting by a local artist, a limited edition print, some photos of the grandchildren for their Granny, or even a painting by a grandchild, make the gift complete by having it professionally mounted and framed.
I can get very busy in the run up to Christmas, so avoid the rush and call me soon.
Oh and by the way, you remember that print that Uncle gave you last year? Well he is going to expect to see it in pride of place on your wall when he comes for Christmas lunch - you'd better get it framed quick!