September is upon us, winter is coming and most people agree that it is acceptable to start discussing Christmas. With only a few short months to prepare, are you one of those people who is super organised or do you leave things to the last minute? Either way, whether you start to take action now or later you may certainly be starting to think about it. With that in mind, here are some ways to start prepping for Christmas now so you can have a festive holiday to remember.
Start to plan the all-important feast
It may sound a little over the top, but one way to start prepping for Christmas now is to go ahead and start thinking about the food you’ll want to eat on Christmas day. Not to mention any of the other get-togethers and events you may have planned. Things like a Christmas cake can be prepared well in advance.
You may also want to start thinking about your budget for the day, writing a list of what you might need and ensuring that you get things ahead of time. A bit like meal planning but for Christmas.
Some people even prepare some of the dishes and freeze ahead of time, allowing you to enjoy the day instead of slaving over the stove all day.
Can you start to think about gifts
Sometimes what you buy for friends and family can give you the biggest headache around the holidays. While the holiday is not supposed to be about the giving and receiving of gifts, it does form a large part of the day. Prepping for Christmas gifts ahead of time, wiull save you the stress of having to shop during the holiday rush.
Whether it is hand woven baskets, home made delights or larger gifts, it pays to be organized. Buying ahead of December can also help you to budget and spread out the overall cost of Christmas. Which leaves you fewer problems when January arives, and you have bills to pay.
How do you plan on spending the festive period
The festive period can extend a few weeks before Christmas and even be right through till New Year. When prepping for Christmas, ti helps to go ahead and start researching what events are happening locally or in your town or city. Will you be wanting to visit a local landmark with younger members of the family? Or perhaps taking advantage of events like winter wonderlands, or even attending a Christmas themed show. There are always things to do and places to go.
Other things to consider would be when and how you want to decorate the Christmas tree and pit up other decorations. Decide on whether you want to go and pick your own live tree or buy an artificial one.
Lots of people also use holidays as the perfect opportunity to get together with friends and family. Consider organizing a cocktail party, or a Christmas Eve party, or even a New Year’s Eve gathering.
The options are endless but prepping for Christmas ahead of time will help ensure that you and your family and friends have the best time.