Working mums ‘back traditional Christmas’

Most working mums are planning a truly traditional Christmas this year, with a return to home spun pleasures what they are most looking forward to, according to a survey.

Most working mums are planning a truly traditional Christmas this year, with a return to home spun pleasures what they are most looking forward to, according to a survey.
The survey of 200 working mums by Custard & Crayons, a book of craft and cookery ideas,  found 75% said Christmas is their favourite time of the year. 

Psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos says: “Religious or not, Christmas is that one universal moment in time which allows parents to refocus on the importance of the simplicity of just spending time with their children. For many people, this year there seems to be a real sense of nostalgia about Christmas and all the family traditions associated with it. 

“It is an absolute truth that for children the greatest gift their parents can give them is time. When time spent with them is as precious as it is for most working mums, it is great to know that they are intent on making it quality time. The results of the survey show that they are determined this Christmas to connect with their kids in a way that inspires them to think, feel and be creative.”
The survey also found:

90% say they will be spending Christmas day at home and with friends and family

– Compared to last year, 84% say they will be spending about the same or less on presents for their kids this year and  a third plan to spend less on their partner

The survey suggests that instead of splashing the cash, they are choosing to spend more time doing things with the family this Christmas:

– Two-thirds
of working mums say they are intending  to spend time making either cards, Christmas pudding or decorations

84% say they are intending to spend time with their kids on festive arts and crafts and 40% say that making decorations, cards and festive treats are what their children most enjoy doing in the run-up to Christmas.

 

 





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