This is a collaborative post.
In short, no it isn’t. In fact, now is the perfect time to begin preparing for Christmas by crafting a festive budget and starting to get everything in check. Here are 5 other things you can do to get your Christmas planning off on a roll.
Shop the sales
Each year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales offer consumers a great chance to get some of their favourite Christmas presents at a fraction of the price – and Black Friday 2022 is no exception. Taking place on 25th November this year, don’t miss your chance to spoil friends and family with luxe presents at prices that have been totally slashed.
Plan your recipes for the big day
In charge of cooking on Christmas day? Chances are you’ll have one dietary requirement to cater to. That’s why it’s a good idea to plan what you’re cooking for Christmas in advance. Whether you need to rustle up a vegan cauliflower cheese or provide a plant-based main alternative, planning your recipes for the big day is a sure-fire way to keep everyone happy. You can even get a head start on meal prep!
Start buying your lights and Christmas decorations
Christmas lights and decorations always help get you in the mood for the big day. However, by the time you’ve got everything up and running, it often feels like it’s time to take them all back down again. If you want to get your money’s worth this year, why not start buying your lights and Christmas decorations early and get them up a couple of weeks before you usually do? It’ll be hard to resist the Christmas cheer with a new pack of baubles or a light-up reindeer at home!
Make a Christmas card list
Are you one of those families who sends out an annual Christmas card? If so, why not get a jump start on designing and sending your card so people can enjoy your beaming faces for a few extra weeks this year! Make sure to write a list of everyone receiving this card so you won’t miss anyone off.
Let those who are coming over for celebrations know in advance
If you’re not travelling to someone else’s this year, but are instead hosting, start getting ready for all your guests prior to the 5-day Christmas lead-up. Make sure everyone you want on your big day is invited well ahead of time and start writing a list of everything you need to accommodate them. Make sure you’ve got enough:
It’s never too early to start prepping for Christmas day and being over-prepared for the festive season is never a bad thing. Using these 5 tips, you can get ahead of planning and make sure if something does go wrong, you’re calm enough to find a solution!