Often described as the “most wonderful time of the year,” Christmas is unquestionably one of Jamaica’s most anticipated holidays of the year. Finding the perfect gift is paramount for many but the importance of family and friends, happiness and love are also special features of the season.  .

However, for some Christmas can also be the most stressful time of the year. Children are on holiday, office Christmas parties, cleaning our homes, decorating, purchasing gifts and entertaining family and friends. This year let Jamaica Yellow Pages help to make your Christmas preparations easy and stress free so you can focus on enjoying the Festive Season.

Everyone wants their home to look its very best at Christmas – Specks of dust, smudged windows and unsightly stains are unacceptable. What better place to start your search for cleaning supplies than the Yellow Pages? Do you find the thought of cleaning the house daunting?  No problem, simply use the Yellow Pages to access an extensive list of cleaning companies.

With the cleaning out of the way, let’s go to the fun part- decorating. Whether you work with a selective colour palette, use traditional Christmas colours, or prefer to be inspired by the rainbow, there are scores of options to create a festive décor. Go big and invest in new furnishings, or refresh existing furniture with throw pillows and cushion covers. Breathe new life into your home with carpets, rugs, curtains, floral arrangements, paintings and accent pieces.

All this of course is to compliment your centrepiece – the Christmas tree! Whether live or artificial, decorating the tree is a tradition in many families. Each ornament is carefully selected and placed with great care on the ‘perfect’ branch, crowned by a glowing angel to complete our home’s Christmas sparkle.

The social calendar at Christmas can be gruelling, with several engagements including staff parties and lunches, church events, family gatherings, parties and concerts thus you need to make sure you are looking your best. Check the Yellow Pages to narrow your search of department stores, boutiques and malls with stylish clothing, shoes and accessories. Remember, the salons and barber shops should not be omitted as no outfit is complete without a stunning hairstyle.

Perhaps the most stressful part of the holiday season is shopping for gifts. Why not make a list and check it twice? Then if someone has been nice visit the Jamaica Yellow Pages for a list of toy stores, malls and department stores.

Still can’t decide? Consider gifting your friends with a voucher. There are several voucher options, manicures, pedicures, massages, facials or makeovers. The names of local spas and beauty salons are only a click away. For that special someone, elegant jewellery engraved with a personal message is a nice touch.

We all know no celebration is complete without food; at Christmas, stoves, refrigerators and small kitchen appliances are used to their fullest capacity to prepare and store ‘must haves’ such as baked ham, turkey, stuffing, pork, jug jug, sugar cookies and great cake. For those of you wishing to display your culinary genius, supermarkets across the island are stocked with all the necessities to prepare these appetising favourites. Or treat the family to Christmas breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, at one of the many restaurants offering these mouth-watering dishes, and enjoy along with a tall, refreshing glass of sorrel or eggnog.

However, the true spirit of Christmas is about giving, not only to those you know but to those less fortunate. The Yellow Pages is an excellent resource to identify charities where you can donate cash, food, or even your time to help spread the joy of Christmas.

With Christmas only days away, simply turn to the Yellow Pages to make your Christmas preparations easy and stress free so you can focus on enjoying the Christmas Season while making lifetime memories.

Season’s Greetings to All!