The Christmas holiday season is only a few weeks away so we all need to get organised. It doesn’t matter if you are planning a small or a lavish affair with the whole family, it still needs to be planned out. So, if you are having trouble getting going with the holidays, here are some tips to help you get moving in the right direction.
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Send out cards
This might sound silly but people love getting mail. There is a good chance that you don’t get much mail, even our bills don’t drop through the letterbox anymore. So, it can be nice to get some cards in the post. Personalised Christmas Cards are a great way to show other people that you are thinking about them during the festive season. It can be a bit pricey to mail cards to everyone, especially if your Christmas card list has over 100 people on it. However, you could always pop them through their door when they are at work so that they have something nice to come home to.
Do you know what everyone else has planned for the Christmas holiday season? There is a good chance that everyone is asking around to find out what everyone else is doing. The last few years have thrown everyone for a loop and nobody really knows what to do. It might be time to break the ice and ask what people are doing and let everyone know what you would like to do. do you want to see your family and friends? Tell them. Do you want quiet time with the dog in your own home? Put it out there. You might be surprised by the number of people who are wondering what they should be doing and what to find out what everyone else’s plans are.
Wrap those gifts
If you can get your gifts picked out early, you need to get them wrapped and under the tree as soon as possible. Why? Because having the gifts under the tree looks amazing! The best thing about getting the presents that you have brought and wrapped under the tree for the first few days of the tree being up is that it is so pleasing to look at. Think about it, you have your tree up with your decorations, you have your pretty paper with Personalised Christmas Tags and ribbons. It will look gorgeous! Of course, over the course of the Christmas period, as presents are exchanged, the pile under the tree will look very different by Christmas morning. But, for a few days, you will have a tree that is aesthetically pleasing. I know this is not what Christmas is about but there is nothing wrong with having some joy with your gifts this way.
Do the rounds
If you are like me and don’t like to be disturbed on Christmas Day, take some time to do the rounds and see everyone in the run-up to Christmas. This might sound weird but I like to spend Christmas day in my pj’s, eating food, playing with the kids, and being very relaxed. I cannot deal with guests unless they are prepared to relax and chill out with the rest of us. However, the days before Christmas, I run around visiting everyone. On Boxing Day, we like to open the doors again and people can come around. Christmas is about family and friends so don’t be afraid to head out and see everyone. This can be a tough time for elderly members of the family, so make some time to see them too.
Food food food!
If there is one thing that goes hand in hand with the Christmas holiday, it is food. But, you need to have food for every day, not just Christmas Day. This means stocking up on nibbles and coffee incase guests drop in for a chat. You can have party food and crackers, cheese and sweeties. The best things that you can buy are things that will keep in the cupboard. But you also need to make sure that you have plenty of food for Christmas day too. Some people like to go and visit family and do the rounds on Christmas morning, and they will probably be expecting a cup of tea and a biscuit at every stop. Or, you could find yourself with some extra dinner guests. Whatever the case is, make sure that you have enough food to feed yourself, your family, and any guests that stop by over the Christmas holiday.