It’s barely beyond Halloween, yet Hallmark has begun their Christmas parade of movies, retailers are pushing the holiday merchandise, and many folks are contemplating the latest “trim a tree from the ceiling” trend.
For the next couple of weeks, we’ll look at a quick to-do list and timeframe to make the days leading up to the BIG DAY less stressful.
Step 1: Make a list – and yes, it is best to check it twice.
Here are the items to consider early:
Gifts – Make a list of who is to receive a gift. Note any gifts already purchased for each person. Make a list of what you want to buy for those names who have no gifts noted.
*Update your own Amazon/Etsy etc. wish list.
*Factor in waiting for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.
*Review/set a budget.
Gift Wrap- Watch for sales and don’t discount the Dollar Tree for creative boxes and containers that can be dressed up.
Greeting Cards- November is the time to order or print the card that will define the tone of Christmas greetings to friends and family. If you need names of photographers, give us a call. We happen to know a few. J
Determine donation/charity projects – Mark your calendar for the dates/deadlines. Don’t forget Giving Tuesday follows Cyber Monday.
Happy list-making! Check next week’s blog for ideas to help make your home ready for guests!