Here are my top tips to really help you FINALLY enjoy this time of year.
Jokes aside like anything where stress is involved a list will really make your festive plans go so much smoother.
Make a list of everything that you will need to buy or plan for this Christmas -
Holiday Visits to different family members
Once you have your lists try to go into more detail for each header. For example if your header is gifts. Write who you need to get gifts for, how much you want to spend on each person, how you will wrap it i.e. bag, box, hamper, tissue paper, any ideas that you might have for gifts, when you will need to give these gifts etc.
The more detail you write the more organised your Christmas will be!
ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE!
Some people love to hit the shops but for me its all about online shopping! I really cannot stand crowds and as everyone begins to hit the shops I couldn't think of anything worse than fighting through the masses!
As long as you purchase all your online goods nice and early you really don't need to stress! You can get snuggled up on the sofa with a massive blanket, a yummy hot choc and your list of what you need and get your Christmas shopping complete with a matter of clicks!
If I am making a large purchase I always have a good Google session to see if I can find any discount codes!
SALES! This is all down to my Grandma but each January she purchases the tags, wrapping paper, cards, and bags for the next Christmas! Now this may seem a little extreme but trust me - it really seems to take some stress away! You will feel more prepared and set for the year ahead! and if you really want to get into some serious planning you can buy some PJ's, slipper socks - those gifts which seem to repeat themselves which we all love ready for the next year and at a completely bargain price!
What is your top planning tip?