The Reindeer With Face Mask This Is My Christmas Pajama Xmas 2020 Shirt reindeer are often a festive treat for families at Christmas – but the owner of one of the UK’s largest flocks has revealed how much bookings have fallen amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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George Richardson usually takes a large amount of reservations from shopping malls and schools to his reindeer rental business.
But he said the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions caused his bookings to crash for a year he described as “awful”.
He has 110 reindeer that he raises in the Reindeer With Face Mask This Is My Christmas Pajama Xmas 2020 Shirt fields behind his garden center in Cold Hesledon, County Durham, and will usually receive reservations for Santa’s sleigh visits and sled.
Mr Richardson said: “This is a year unlike any. It’s terrible. Unfortunately, we are not out of the scope of any financial aid.
” There was no income and no support.
“This year we have to make ends meet, luckily we have enough reserves to overcome so the animals are in no danger.
” It was a case of cracking, Breeding again next summer and ready for next year’s winter. Let’s hope next winter, things will sort themselves a bit. ”
He added:“ Preorders are down, probably down about 95% this year.
“Ordinary events involving many people will not happen. How do you keep social distance from Santa?
“Our reindeer go everywhere, to schools, to Christmas light switches, to parades and shopping malls. We have some long-term rental.
” six weeks or eight weeks if we’re lucky, the business and those six or eight weeks keep us going for the rest of the year – no one wants a reindeer in mid-summer.
“The rest of the year they relax, give birth, grow antlers and at Christmas they make money to support the kids.”
Mr. Richardson reassured families that his reindeer were still available to rent at COVID safety events and that he has received some attention from schools for this year.
He made the headlines in 2013 by driving 3,000 miles north of the Arctic Circle and back to County Durham to bring fresh blood stream to his reindeer stock.