How excited are you?! I’ve got a paper chain next to my desk because I’m six years old today. Christmas makes my inner child burst out like the Honeycomb craving monster. As I’m going through my checklist, I’m turning into a blog to help out any readers who are still unprepared for the holiday. Organization and preparation are key to having a fun, stress-free Christmas. Complete this checklist, then let yourself be a child for a little bit. Just because we age doesn’t mean we have to let that happy spirited little monster inside of us disappear.
Make a Christmas To-Do List
Write down any incomplete Christmas tasks you’ve yet to finish. Consolidating a larger list will make it feel less intimindating, increasing your motivation to get going on it
Make a Schedule
Set a realistic time frame for getting projects done. Plan when and where you’ll complete said tasks.
Send Christmas Cards
You want to ensure family and friends get your Christmas cards with enough time to display for the holiday season. By now, you should have seasonal portraits. Try to have them all sent out by the end of this week.
Make Cookies and Drink Egg Nog
You deserve a break from all the planning. Set aside time for a cookie party and delicious egg nog drinks!
Get a Final Headcount for Party Guests
By now everyone should have solid plans for the holidays. Ask guests to confirm the time they’ll arrive so you can plan accordingly.
Make sure you have everything ready for your guests. This ties in with your schedule, make sure you plan a cooking timeline.
Get Everyone Holiday Pajamas for Christmas Eve
Every year, like many families, I’d get new holiday-themed PJ’s on Christmas Eve. I loved having fresh, new pajamas to wear on Christmas Eve and for opening gifts in the morning!
Watch Christmas Movies
When you have spare time or want to relax with the family, get in the mood by watching Christmas movies. I recently prepared a list of the 10 Best Christmas Movies to watch!