Your Holidays will be merry & bright with our Helpful Hints list below:
Let’s face it, the holidays are stressful. Particularly hard when you aren’t that organized to begin with. We have created a list of all the things that can be done ahead of time to take a little stress out of your Holidays this year, so you can actually enjoy this special time of year.
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💚Holiday Prep List:
o Get a calendar and mark all of the important days that you have left in the year, up until New Years Day.
o Begin planning menus for all of these important days. Pinterest is a great way to find ideas & it is a handy place to store recipes & decorating ideas by creating a board for each special event. Example: I have a board that I titled: Thanksgiving Dinner, 2016. Then, create a list of ingredients that you will need. You can bring this to the grocery store with you and buy only a few items here & there. This way, it won’t feel so overwhelming financially and physically.
o Create a complete budget for the rest of the year. Consider setting up automatic payments through your bank for all of your bills. It’s easy to forget to take care of the basics when you are so busy.
o Create a gift list as early as possible!I realize that it’s not even Halloween yet, but it really takes so much stress off if you get a head start.The list consists of people you need to buy for, budget, & gift ideas. Carry this with you at all times! I can’t tell you how many times I was just standing in line somewhere & overheard one of my kids talking about something they wished they had or needed & I wished I hadn’t had 15 billion other things rolling through my mind.
o Try new recipes ahead of time on free nights that you can’t think of anything else to fix for supper. It’s so frustrating when the recipe you planned using for your big holiday dinner turns out to be a big zero.
o Bake ahead. Most pies, holiday cookies, & class party treats freeze really well. Just make sure they are wrapped air tight & you will be so happy when all that baking is a distant memory.
o Schedule a day to take some time to do something for yourself. I think I might go get my hair cut before I am too busy to care about the way I look.
💚Important Dates You May Consider Adding To Your Holiday Calendar:
o Taking the kids to see Santa
o New Years Eve
o Kid’s class parties
o Christmas cookie exchange
o Volunteer or do a project to help others day
o Christmas Eve party
o Black Friday shopping
o Taking the kids shopping
o Family pictures
o Make/work on Christmas Cards
o Mailing Holiday packages
o Attending Holiday parades, events, or town tree lighting
o Wrap gifts
o Putting up Christmas lights
o Taking a trip to the pumpkin patch
o Tree trimming party
o Company Christmas parties
o Playing The Gratitude Game with your family, which can be found at essentialwishkits.com
o Help your kids write a letter to Santa
o Local Holiday Bazaar shopping
💚Happy Holidays From Our Family To Yours!
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