BRITS PLANNING CHRISTMAS EARLY THIS YEAR TO BANISH 2020 BLUES
1 in 4 Brits are planning on getting a head start on festive planning
July-September Christmas tree sales soar 108% year on year
2020 might have been tough so far, but British families aren’t letting it dampen their spirits – with many set to get a head start on planning for Christmas this year.
A survey of 1,000 UK adults, carried out by Christmas Tree World, reveals that nearly 1 in 4 (23%) are planning on being extra organised this year in planning for the big day – ordering in food, sorting decorations and buying presents months earlier than in normal years.
The news comes as the UK’s leading artificial Christmas tree provider reports an increase of 108% in early Christmas tree sales between July – August.
When asked why they were decorating the house early for Christmas this year, 13% of Brits said that the events of 2020 made them want to start the festive activities early.
10% said that they will be buying things for Christmas early this year in case of shortages or delays to postal deliveries.
Almost 1 in 5 (19%) Brits are nervous that a second lockdown may leave them spending Christmas without loved ones this year, meaning they may want to plan their festivities in good time or celebrate early just in case.
11% said that as they were spending more time indoors due to social distancing they wanted to make their home as festive as possible.
The research suggests the nation may be getting a head start on Christmas decorating this year to bring some extra joy to their lives, as 22% of Brits claim that putting up Christmas decorations and Christmas trees makes them feel happier.
Stephen Evans, managing director at Christmas Tree World commented: “People love a reason to celebrate Christmas earlier every year and with added concerns surrounding the potential for second lockdown, people are keen to celebrate the festive season as early as possible, so as to avoid potential product shortages and postage delays.”