While working for Tangs Department Store in Singapore, I had the opportunity to go on a trip to source Christmas garlands, trees and decorations. Apart from travelling to Guangzhou which is just over the Chinese border from Hong Kong, the trip took me to several factories in the depths of China.
It was absolutely fascinating to see how Christmas trees and garland are made, but I felt sad for the Chinese people as this is their full time job. As you can appreciate, it is very repetitive and mundane for 10 hours a day.
And this is where Christmas starts and ends up all around the world.