It’s almost December, which means it’s almost CHRISTMAS! Yay, my favourite holiday! Christmas can be a fun experience for everyone if you have a plan, otherwise it can be a stressful time of the year that you dread – and you don’t want to dread Christmas. Come on now!
The first thing you need to do is set up a Christmas calendar. Just find a free calendar template online (I like this one) and print it out.
On your calendar, you need to pencil in the following things:
- Christmas, Christmas Eve, Boxing Day (if you live in Canada). Duh!
- Any holiday events for your child(ren)’s school.
- Any holiday events for work (yours or your partner).
Now that those are out of the way, you need to make a plan for everything else. There are 4 weeks in December, so each week should have a task assigned to it. For example, here’s what our Christmas Calendar looks like:
Week One: Do all holiday decorating.
Week Two: Complete gift shopping, wrap all gifts.
Week Three: Do any holiday baking needed, package all baked goods that are to be given as gifts.
Week Four: Celebrate the holiday with loved ones.
Your calendar will probably look different. Maybe you want to decorate and finish your shopping in the same week, and have another week where you are doing holiday volunteer work. Whatever your situation, write it down in your calendar.
By having a plan for each week, you are setting yourself up for an organized, enjoyable holiday.
Do you have a Christmas calendar?