WHEN IS CHRISTMAS?  
 
Christmas is celebrated each year on 25th December (7th January for Orthodox Christians). 
 
WHAT IS THE STORY OF CHRISTMAS? 
 
Jesus was born to a women called Mary who was engaged to joseph, a carpenter in the town of Nazareth in Galilee. 
 
Mary was visited by an angel who told her that she would give birth to a baby called Jesus. Jesus was born in Bethlehem because Joseph and Mary had travelled there to take part in a census which the roman rulers had ordered. 
 
When Mary and Joseph arrived in Bethlehem the local inn was full with people returning to the census. The innkeeper let them stay in the rock cave below his house which was used as a stable for animals. It was here that Mary gave birth to Jesus. 
 
Jesus was visited by three wise men from the east who had followed a star to Bethlehem. The wise men presented Jesus with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. An angel also guided some poor shepherds to see the birth. For Christians this shows that Jesus came for all people of all backgrounds. 
 
HOW IS CHRISTMAS CELEBRATED? 
 
The story of Jesus's birth (also known as the nativity) is often retold by children taking part in nativity plays. 
 
Christian church services at Christmas include carol singing. These are happy songs that tell the Christmas story. Some Christians start Christmas Day with a midnight communion service (also called a midnight mass). 
 
Christmas dinners are also an important part of the celebrations. Families and friends will share food together, eating traditional foods, such as turkey, mince pies and Christmas puddings. 
 
CHRISTINGLE 
 
Over the Christmas period, many Christian churches hold special services where children light candles stuck in oranges. These special candles are called Christingles. 
 
ADVENT 
 
Advent is the period which leads up to Christmas. It starts on the Sunday nearest to Saint Andrew's Day (30 November). 
 
Many Advent customs involve counting the days until Christmas begins. Children will often be given advent calenders to mark the days that have passed. 
 
Some churches have an advent wreath with four candles, one for each of the 4 Sundays leading up to Christmas Day. Some wreaths will have another candle in the centre to mark Christmas Day itself.  
 
AMF SERVICES (BEDFORD) LTD, would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody that has supported us in the last year and we would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and an even happier 2022.  
2022: What's new? 
We've kept developing E- Power, our unique battery power source, putting in more testing hours to understand cell performances and longevity and further increasing the possibilities we offer to our customers: 
 
In addition to all our products with removeable batteries, E-Power is at the heart of every STIGA robot, including our newest autonomous  
ones. 
 
E-Power is giving power to our new smallest ride on: the first electric rider in the market using 4 interchangeable batteries, shareable with handheld tools. 
 
E-Power is offering more performance: it powers our longer range tornado and estate electric tractors, which we have now electrified more of the features for easier use, making this the first fully electric tractor in the market. 
 
E-Power is also the powerful heart of an entirely new ride on category we are launching today able to cut up to 12,000 sqm in one charge. 
 
E-Power is driving all our battery lawn mower series, where we are introducing a fully new cutting solution. 
 
INTRODUCING the new Stig-A Robotic Mower. 
 
What if... You could install your robot by simply tapping on your smartphone, totally forgetting about any wire? 
 
there was a bullseye-accurate technology, able to reinvent how a robot works? 
 
the robot could care for the garden by giving it back to the family? 
 
there was no longer any GPS signal reception issues? 
 
this was already happening? 
Here at AMF Services (Bedford) Ltd we believe that cordless technology has come on leaps and bounds in recent years, so if you make the decision to switch to a battery powered Lawnmower you have plenty of options to choose from. Our Brands vary from Mountfield, Stiga, Cobra, Makita, Masport and many more. Cordless mowers come in lots of different shapes and sizes, and you can spend anywhere between £200 up to well over £500. Spending more doesn't mean you'll end up with a better model though, Do your research and of course contact us at AMF for further advise if required. With so many cordless options to choose from, and petrol and electric alternatives seeming to be in decline, should you be considering a battery-powered when you next upgrade? We've put together some more information to help you decide. 

Greener Grass: How Ride-On Mowers Achieve a Perfect Lawn 

Ride-on lawn mowers have proven themselves to be quite popular during the last decade. As their technology and fuel efficiency have both dramatically increased, so has their appeal. While these are particularly useful when tackling larger lawns, their convenience goes far beyond simply saving time and effort. At AMF Services, we offer a wide selection of these innovative machines. 
 
Still, it is important for us to appreciate the benefits that the grass itself will experience. That’s why our latest blog post takes a closer look at some of the environmental advantages that ride-on mowers can offer. 
Hustler's Zero Turn Lawnmowers 
 
Zero Turn Lawnmowers are one of the most sought after types of lawnmowers we provide. They were created back in 1966, by John Reiger. 
 
Since then, Hustler has become one of the best well-known turf care & lawnmower brands across the globe. Hustler signifies quality, innovation and an unparalleled customer care service. Their worldwide mission is to provide an unmatched customer experience when it comes to turf-care. 
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