Who left the wrappers in the Roses Tin?! We can hear it now! Only Fools and Horses on the TV, logs on the fire, Christmas markets, festive feasts, family, friends, fun, laughter and not forgetting Chris Rea in the car ‘Driving Home for Christmas’. It’s that time of year again.

To say the year has flown by is an understatement. Reflecting on everything we’ve worked on as a team, a business and an agency, it’s not surprising. The team have been constantly busy throughout the year and the time is nearly upon us to close our laptops, mute our phones, and prepare for the festivities.

Christmas is one of our favourite times of the year, we love catching up with family and friends with whom we don’t seem to get enough opportunities to get together throughout the year.

Whatever the occasion, it’s so important that we stay true to our culture, agency beliefs and values, and the Christmas holiday is where we can wrap up all these purposes together as we consider the well-being of our team as a priority at Stratos. Encouraging everyone to step away from the day-to-day grind, take some well-deserved time out, time to relax and ultimately, enter the festive zen zone where they don’t need to catch up on that new message, social media, email, or post – unless you’re Marc of course, who can’t sit still and has decided to fit a kitchen during his break!

Most of us look forward to our Christmas holidays for all sorts of reasons. However long your Christmas holiday, it’s vital to use this time to properly ‘switch off’ and enjoy your festive freedom.

We get too used to the fast-paced agency life we thrive on; it can be hard to break the schedule.

We must recharge, prepare and return in the new year, re-energised, motivated, and enthusiastic for another exciting year ahead (It’s gonna be a gooden).

In the meantime, our studio will be closed from Christmas to New Year. We will switch off the office lights together on 21st December, lock the door and look forward to creating even more with our clients, partners, and peers in the new year.

So, enjoy yourselves with friends and family, eat, drink, and be merry. There’s never been a better excuse to do so. Make your Christmas Matter.

The final thing before we hit the switch… Wishing you a Merry Christmas and an amazing New Year!

Team Stratos.