We have an unwritten rule in our house – we don’t mention the ‘C Word’ until after the last family birthday. Well, that has happened, and now we are safely into December, so it is now safe to talk about Christmas… well, talk about Christmas and how despite, now considering myself a minimalist, it has not become less stressful as all of the articles and blogs I read suggested it would! What do you do when you don’t want extra stuff in your house, but others insist on buying you things? And what about all of the excess ‘tat’ that seems to be part and parcel of the season? Let’s have a look at tiptoeing the minefield that is a family Christmas….