A Christmas Message from our Director Harprit Pitu Suri:
Under normal circumstances, Christmas week would see us dashing around picking up huge orders of food, buying last-minute presents and enjoying the sight of carol singers in every shopping precinct.
Of course, nothing about 2020 has represented ‘normal circumstances’. We were under lockdown for much of the spring, watched fearfully as a global pandemic advanced upon us, and – just as we dared to hope for a scaled-down Christmas – many Britons have had longed-for time with our families ripped away at the last minute amid a frightening surge in cases.
This will undoubtedly be truly crushing for many, especially those who can no longer travel to be with their loved ones.
Here at Majique, we would typically be ensuring our retailers have everything they need for a chaotic few days, as well as advising you at home on what accessories to wear for your festive parties.
This year, with all of that disrupted beyond belief, all we really want to do is express something more about the true meaning of Christmas to our wonderful clients, supply chain and customers.
US president Calvin Coolidge is quoted as once saying: “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”
We might have lost the traditional highlights of the festive season, but we hope you can find some joy in the small things like this in 2020 to keep the spirit of Christmas alive – that you can appreciate the warmth around the Christmas dinner table, or perhaps seek solace in your comforting memories of years gone by.
This has been a terrible year for retail (for the world in general, actually), and all we can really do is hope for a brighter 2021. We will continue to be here for our stores and suppliers as ever, and we long for the virus to be quashed so we can go back to doing what we all love.
In the meantime, from all at Majique, we wish you a peaceful and hopeful Christmas.
Director Harprit Pitu Suri