The kids might have only just gone back to school – with mind boggling measures in place – but Christmas now feels like it’s just around the corner.
While Christmas 2020 wasn’t quite what we all wanted – especially with the last-minute changes to the government guidelines – Christmas 2021 looks set to be an altogether more joyful affair.
Many of us find ourselves with lots to do at Christmas time. Buying presents, planning parties and sorting out the food can leave us feeling in a tizz come December 25th.
By getting prepared for Christmas early, you can cut out the panic and enjoy the festive season as you want.
From getting your shopping done early to sourcing your dream decorations, we’ve created the below guide to help you get prepared for Christmas 2021.
Stores have been known to hike up their prices in the run up to Christmas. Although many retailers start their winter sales in mid-December, leaving it that late is a bad idea.
Start your Christmas shopping now for the best deals and minimal hassle.
You may have beloved Christmas decorations that you use year after year, or you might have a new theme each Christmas.
Whatever the case get sourcing, dusting and repairing any decorations now, so they’re ready to go come December.
Planning the menu
Christmas is all about the food. Every member of the family usually has a favourite dish and as our families grow, new dishes will likely be added to the Christmas roster as well.
Start planning your Christmas menu now and get your shopping order in ahead of time to avoid delays.
Treats for guests
Christmas is a time for indulgence for most of us. Ensure your guests are well catered for with chocolate Christmas gifts and other treats throughout your festivities.
You might even want to start organising personalised gift bags for party and dinner guests this Christmas.
Organising a party
With so much lost time to make up, you’ll probably want to throw a Christmas party for all your friends and family.
Start organising the guestlist, theme, food, drinks and music now for the most fabulous festive affair.
Reducing festive stress
It is easy to get stressed out around Christmas time. With so much planning and preparation to do, which is often started too late.
By getting prepared for Christmas 2021 early, you can reduce some of the stress and anxiety around it and simply enjoy the fruits of your months long labour.
No matter how you celebrate the festive period, make sure you have a good one this year!