Christmas comes just once a year, and it’s time we started thinking about it. Summer is officially winding down. The first signs of Christmas are appearing in retailers & everyone you know falls into one of two groups: the haters or the embracers. Whether you’re a pre-planner who thinks about Christmas all year long, or you’re one of those do-your-shopping-on-Christmas-Eve types, there’s no denying the appeal of preparation and reaping the benefits come December 25th.
Do you love Christmas but hate the stress leading up to it? The holidays should be a fun time of year that you can easily tackle in a fun and organized manner. Plan your gifts, set the scene, and loosen your belt so you can eat the holiday away.
From setting out a budget in October to Christmas Eve must-dos, follow this step by step guide and get ready for a stress-free Christmas.
Consider your Christmas Decor
With 12 weeks to go, it’s time to start considering your 2018 Christmas decor. Get in the festive spirit by taking some time out to browse different festive trends and styles. Embracing this season’s must-have leopard print? You’ll adore the Wilderness trend. Prefer a traditional look? Winter Bloom is for you. However you style Christmas, have fun with decorations this year.
Organise Family Plans
Are you hosting this year or going to your in-laws? It may seem a long way off, but organising Christmas day plans now will help you to prepare accordingly.
Make Travel Arrangements
Decided who is going where this year? Great. Now you’ll need to make travel arrangements. Sort hotels, train and plane tickets now before they get booked up.
Make a List
Unfortunately, we don’t mean your list to Santa. Now is the time to write a list of everyone you will buy for, as well as a list of people you may be hosting for this year. This will help you to determine costs and budget for the next three months.
Set a Budget
Once you have a list of people to buy for and how many you’re hosting for, set a Christmas budget. And stick to it.