If life wasn’t busy enough running around at 100mph, we have survived Black Friday now we have Christmas just around the corner. Christmas!!!, generally for the whole of December, the whole world goes crazy! We are the perfect consumer.

Do we have to fight in the crowd…

 We overindulge, we over-consume, we even compete. It feels like a competition for more presents, more food, and more drink. We spend, spend, spend in the hope to create a no expense spared readymade TV Christmas. Our reward? A huge big credit card bill for all efforts and mountains of waste heading to landfill.

Now we love the little tots in our family, the magic of Christmas and seeing then open their presents. Their joy and excitement are the essences of Christmas!

But for the rest of us, you could forget the chaos of Christmas, all the expense and all the wasteful presents. How many times have you heard the words “I don’t need anything,” “I don’t know what I want.”

If we could stop this madness and panic and took a moment to breathe! We could do something amazing; YOU could do something amazing and give your friends and family a truly wonderful Christmas with the Give of Time!

 The Gift Time! To give someone else your time, to create a moment in time is a very special gift to share an experience and create a new memory with someone in your life. It can cost nothing or could cost a few pounds…

but the essence of the gift is time, talking, listening, laughing and sharing time together. Compared with the boring high street and the buy, buy, buy Amazon’s deals and special offers.

Let us know what you think?  Obviously, millions of people or dare I say it the “consumer” will carry on buying traditional presents, but take a moment to think about the experiences and love you can give someone with your Gift of Time this Christmas!

Download your Gift of Time card at https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/time