It’s the most wonderful time of the year and it creeps up on us so fast, so there really is no time like the present to start getting in the Christmas spirit. Whether you are feeling festive or not just yet, there are things you can do to help speed up the process, get organised and save yourself plenty of stress.
Check your list…twice
Start your Christmas list now if you haven’t already begun, it can be really fun to make a list of all of the things you need. Whether your list is for food items, gifts for others or the decorative items, or better yet all 3, it can really inspire you to get out there and start doing some retail therapy.
Taking the extra time now to put the effort into your Christmas plans will make the holiday season even more special. If everything is planned exactly how you want it, then you are going to have a fun time and be the host with the most for your loved ones too.
Throw a warm-up party
Plan a get together with friends so you can all enjoy each other’s company and help each other get in the festive mood. You never know how busy people are going to be over the Christmas season, people end up spreading themselves thin and may not have time to make last minute plans to see you.
So be ahead of the curve and make plans to see your friends and loved ones, set a date and have a get together in the build-up to Christmas. That way everybody is a winner.
Prepare your gifts and hampers
This is a great idea for those who have kids! Personalised Hessian sacks for Christmas have a vintage feel and come with a very heart-warming touch.
You can leave them at the bottom of the kid’s beds in time for them waking up, making it look like Santa has been to visit through the night.
Put up your tree ASAP
Put your tree up as soon as you can, this is the icing on the cake for feeling festive. Trees make Christmas, get the family together and decorate it with all the baubles, tinsel and trinkets you can manage!
Baking cakes and festive treats will also put you in the mood for Christmas, even if you just make normal cookies in the shape of trees, canes and reindeers!
Bake some and share them with your neighbours and spread some Christmas cheer. Food is a great way to bond and you don’t have to wait until the big day to wine and dine.
Watch some Christmas movies
Watch all of your favourite seasonal films in the run up to Christmas, go for the old classics or ones that remind you of your childhood. Better yet, get the family together and binge watch all your favourite films!