Who is ready for Christmas? With the winter and holiday season quickly approaching, we are all reminded that the holidays will soon be here. The older we get the more it feels like time flies by faster and faster, and each year my time for holiday preparation gets smaller and smaller. This year is was almost as if after Halloween we blinked and it’s time for Thanksgiving and then in another half-blink it’s already Christmas. Anyone else feel the same???
The good news is that there are some things we can do now to prepare for the holidays. These tasks will prepare you for the holidays by helping you stay organized, keeping you sane and even helping you save money.
It’s time to make a list of who you plan to purchase gifts for this year. Consider shopping ahead on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or any sales you can catch that may be going on.
Remember to include family, friends, coworkers, everyone. Now is a great time to take a peek at the holiday decorations you have on hand. What do you plan on using this year and what do you want to replace? Also try to create a budget that includes money for gifts, decorations, food, even Christmas cards. Don’t leave anything out so you’ll be prepared and have the money you need. You should also schedule time off and time to spend with loved ones. Holiday’s are meant to be a time of celebrating with family and friends, we often we get tired from all of the activities the holidays bring.
It is about to get pretty busy for us all, remembering to pace ourselves is the key to getting to the finish line. After completing these tasks to prepare for the holidays ahead we can spend more time doing what’s important – spending quality time with family and friends.The earlier you get them done, the sooner you can check them off of your to-do list.