SIMPLE GUIDE FOR PLANNING A LESS STRESSED CHRISTMAS

 

 

 

Christmas involves planning. This means that starting at the last minute can be very stressful. With this list of things to do, your troubles will be over in a snap.

Organize all your Christmas decorations

  • Start by finding some storage containers
  • now gather all your Christmas items into one spot
  • Decide what you want to keep(for stuff you don't want, consider charity or adding it to a garage sale)
  • now that everything is sorted, put outdoor and indoor items in separate containers. (wrap breakable things in newspaper)

Clean up and organization

  • Clean one room at a time
  • Make a list of mailing addresses for cards
  • Clear a spot for gifts you need to deliver
  • Make a list of things to be done before Christmas. Shopping, baking, decorating, etc.
  • A calendar will be useful around this season to plan when to do what. Put items from the aforementioned list on your calendar.

CLICK HERE FOR A SAMPLE CALENDAR

Time to decorate

  • It is easier to do all your inside decorating one day, and outside another day
  • trees are a must
  • use lots of garland, lights, and candles
  • colors like red, green and gold are festive
  • Lots of Firewood and Matches
  • Pointsettias
  • Lights can accent a focal point. They look good almost anywhere, especially on greenery.(garland, and bushes outside)
  • homemade decorations are cute and fun for kids
  • Festive tablecloths and material make it feel like Christmas in any home

Buying gifts

  • Make a list of everyone you want to buy for
  • Put gift suggestions and stores to go to beside their names
  • Consider shopping online from the official site of the store(or even browsing and picking the items up in the store)
  • Try to get it all done in a few trips

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Things to have around

  • Candy
  • Drinks
  • Christmas Music
  • Christmas movies
  • Spare gift(if you forget someone)

 

Getting ready for Christmas is great, but remember, it will come whether your ready or not. Spending time with family and friends is the most important part of the season. You donít need to have a perfect house or be 100% ready. So if all this hustle and bustle isnít for you, donít worry. As long as you have some good times and lots of spirit, you capture the true meaning of Christmas.

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