Organizing for Christmas – The Christmas Time Line – part 1

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Are you feeling organized, do you feel good about the onset of Christmas or are you deep down wishing the whole thing would go away for a few months? Fear not!

If you are like me then you love the run up to Christmas, the preparation, the building excitement . .  but what you really need is a few 48 hour days – am I right?

So this year I am going to make Organizing for Christmas fun . No need to panic or have a full blown nervous breakdown we just need to organize.

So in the first part of Organizing for Christmas I am giving you The Christmas Time Line part 1.

4 weeks to day it will all be over and it will the 28th December  . .

Organizing for Christmas

The Christmas Time Line part 1

 4 (or a bit less) weeks to go

  • Download your Christmas Present Checklist and start thinking about ideas for presents  this will give you a chance to set a budget and stick to it – no panic buying
  • Download your Christmas Card Checklist and make a note of who needs a letter or photos included with their card, you don’t want to be rushing around at the last minute trying to do everything at the same time
  • Christmas Festivities, do you have dates for the school Christmas  Play – POP THEM IN YOUR DAIRY
  • Book a babysitter if you need one for any Christmas parties you would like to go to
  • Late night shopping – make a note of the date go with a friend and enter into the Christmas Spirit
  • Check out dates for local Christmas markets and fairs, these are great places to pick up unusual and handmade gifts
  • Advent Calendar make sure yours is ready for the 1st of December
  •  Tidy out your Christmas decorations, do the lights work, sort out any broken bits
  • Start making some Christmas decorations, if you have children get them involved, cut out some paper snowflakes and stick them to the window, start making paper chains
  • Write the Santa letters, if you would like Santa to send you a reply he needs to receive your letter by the 14th December, make sure you include your address.
  • Send your letter to Santa at: Santa, Santa’s Grotto, Reindeerland SANTA 1

In the kitchen . .

  • if you haven’t already done so make your mincemeat and Christmas pudding if you are planning to make these yourself
  • If you have made your Christmas cake now is the time to ice it
  • Order your turkey
  • Start thinking about recipes for Christmas, what can you make in advance and pop in the freezer

Dates for posting to family and friends – last Posting Dates for UK

  • Thursday 13th December       Standard Parcels
  • Tuesday 18th December         Second Class letters
  • Thursday 20th December       First Class Letters
  • Friday 21st December             Special Delivery with Saturday Delivery
  • Saturday 22nd December       Special Delivery

For international deliveries check dates for individual countries

Ok that’s it for now Organizing for Christmas will pop up again at 3 weeks to go until then take care and have FUN!

Love

Katie x

This is an excerpt from my book Making Christmas . . . creating the perfect Christmas

 

 

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