A Christmas Like No Other
Paul Thomas Founder & Creative Director, Paul Thomas-Jeffreys, looks forward to a Christmas with a difference in his December Diary.
Words by Paul Thomas-Jeffreys
Photography by Shaun James Cox & Julian Ward
Christmas 2020 is certainly going to be one we won’t forget in a hurry. With so much uncertainty, lockdowns and ever-changing tiers plus all the anxieties and stresses they bring, the words ‘Merry Christmas’ do seem a little hopeful. Even though it’s going to be so different this year, it needn’t be any less special. In fact, I often think times like these, times that shake us all up, make us more creative and imaginative, rather than lazily following the go-to traditions as per every other year.
“I often think times like these, times that shake us all up, make us more creative and imaginative, rather than lazily following the go-to traditions as per every other year.”
After a difficult year for the industry, it has been wonderful to see the flower market busy again, even queues on certain stands. New Covent Garden Market is so precious to the floristry trade and needs as much support as we can give it. It is the most inspiring place to be. I love running around putting colours together and developing new ideas, there is nowhere like it.
As this unforgettable year draws to a close, I wish you a very special Christmas. Keep safe and well and let’s welcome in the New Year with all the hope that this fresh start will bring us.