Christmas is sneaking up on us fast this year and each year, we promise to plan ahead of time and prepare well in advance. However, not many of us actually fulfil the promise to ourselves of becoming more organised before Christmas.
Christmas is a wonderful time to enjoy with family, and there is nothing worse than being unprepared. The following is a list of simple steps you can take now to make your christmas festivities less stressful and more enjoyable
Prepare a List From Leaflets, Catalogues and Brochures
These are excellent ways to help you get organised during the Christmas season. Ensure that your list includes the necessary supplies you’ll need for Christmas. Also, make sure that you have your leaflets, catalogues and brochures well in advance to help you write you lists. Keep you eyes peeled for those offers for buying through catalogues as sometimes they offer discounted buying terms.
During the first weeks of November is a great time to check on your stock of supplies, such as Christmas gifts, tape, rolls of wrapping paper, ribbons, bows, gift tags and decoration items. As soon as Christmas supplies are put out purchase as soon as possible, to get the best selection available and to take advantage of early shopper sales. If you are interested in purchasing through catalogues this Christmas, I would recommend comparing some catalogues to find the best catalogue for you. Comparecatalogues.co.uk is a great site which can help you pick the best catalogue for you if you are looking to buy through a catalogue this festive season.
Make Gift-Giving Decisions Early
If you have a holiday tradition in place or small family, then this step may not be necessary for you. However, if you have a large family and you often struggle with how to go about giving gifts each year, make your decisions early. The family grows and often, there is not enough money to purchase for everyone. What should you do? Some families draw names and purchase a gift for one member of the family. Others stick to rules such as gifts are for the immediate family only. Others forego shopping for their siblings or spouse and focus solely on the children. Plan well ahead of time with your family members to ensure no one is disappointed.
Update Your Christmas List
Sending out Christmas cards is a popular tradition during these holidays. However, as simple as it may look, it may end up being a nightmare. People move and change addresses and thus, keeping your address list updated is very important. On the first weekend of November, you can gather a list of people you intend to send cards to and their addresses. This will also help you know the exact number of cards you need to buy.
What tips do you have to be more organised this festive period?