MORE TIPS FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS
Added on: 24th Dec 2016
MAKE A GAME PLAN WHEN SHOPPING
If you’re going to the shopping centre particularly just before
Christmas day, try if at all possible to go on a weekday and
know what stores you specifically need to stop in and make
a map. A map, a list, a plan. It can be the difference between
leaving feeling accomplished or leaving four hours later
somewhat less..er..merry and bright.
MAKE FANCY PARTY ICE
You know what makes you look like you have all your stuff
together? Fancy party ice. I mean, if you can make fancy
party ice, you’ve clearly got your closets organized and
socks matched, right? So make fancy party ice with
cranberries in it. It’s also really tasty if you’re into
flavoured water to add cranberries and lemons.
So fancy, so easy.
MAKE WHATEVER YOU CAN AHEAD OF TIME
Cookie dough (can be frozen), pie dough or filling (can be
frozen) macaroni and cheese (can be frozen). Heck, you
can just make double batches of some dinners and
freeze half so you have a home cooked meal without prep.
This cuts down on your stress on busy days or the
day of an event.
SHARE HOSTING RESPONSIBILITIES WITH A FRIEND
With so many holiday parties and get-togethers, see if you
can combine some gatherings or at least share the load with
MAKE ROOM FOR QUALITY TIME
If you have a significant other, make sure to set aside time
for just the two of you. Not the two of you at a party, not
you and the kids, just the two of you. It will make both
of you happy and help with that warm and fuzzy in-love-
Store Christmas lights on a hangar for easy storage and no tangles.
MAKE USE OF A CARRIER
Call and have your package carrier of choice pick up your
items at home. The United States Postal Service will do this,
as will UPS, so take advantage.
USE WHAT YOU HAVE TO MAKE A BEAUTIFUL TABLE.
Yes, we all could and would love to set the perfect table
but those can cost hundreds if not thousands of pounds.
A wide (not favourite) scarf can be a table runner,
decorations that didn’t fit on the tree or mantle can
be a centrepiece, ribbons can be napkin rings,
heck, even branches trimmed from the bottom of
your tree can make a lovely and simple
centrepiece. Get creative.