Winter is upon us, and that can only mean one thing, Christmas is well and truly nearly here. With a few precious weeks of planning left, are you ready for the big day? Some people are super organized when it comes to the festive period. They have already bought all the gifts, they have prepared their social schedule for the Christmas period and they are ready and waiting to enjoy it. Whereas others can leave things to the last minute. Heading to the shops on Christmas Eve in the hopes of buying everything they need. Then there are some of us that fall in between those extremes. Half organized, half not. But I guarantee that many of us will forget one important factor of this season. So I thought I would share with you some of the things you are most likely to forget, hoping they prompt you, just in case.
The Christmas feast
The main feast itself is different for everyone around the world. The people in the UK enjoy a big turkey, the Philippines, and people in America are likely to choose a Ham. Maybe the Australians will throw a few shrimps on the BBQ. Some traditions are similar across the cultures, and others are different. But there can be a lot of pressure placed on this big feast for the whole family to enjoy. One of the biggest things people can forget is the main attraction of the feast, and that could be your meat or your vegetarian option. A great tip is to organize and order your food in advance. That way you know it’s taken care of leaving you one less thing to worry about.
The Christmas lights
So many people love to decorate their homes at Christmas, and honestly, the inside is normally all taken care of at your chosen times. But, what about the outside? Many people love to ensure the exterior of their home is just as festive, but can often forget or put off the timing to actually put them up. Until it is too late. This is when looking into someone doing the Christmas Light Installation for you could be an option. Booking them on a specific day and letting them take care of the awkwardness and hard work. Job done.
Your social schedule
There is no hiding from the fact that over the Christmas and holiday period there will be a lot more social gatherings that you are invited to. It can be easy to forget when things are and when you plan to do things. That visits to see Santa with your children. The Christmas drinks with work. So that you don’t forget, why not make a note of each thing in your diary and plan ahead. It can avoid you feeling red-faced when you happen to double book or miss something important.
Your home security
During the festive period can be a time where burglary can increase. This is mostly down to you not being in your home as often while visiting family and friends. Or even just having items ready to be gifted being stored in your home, sometimes highly-priced items at that. So it’s easy to forget that you need to make sure your home security is up to scratch. Your home security could also be threatened just by uploading your whereabouts and what you are up to on websites like Facebook and Twitter. Broadcasting when your home is vacant for unwanted eyes to see. It’s always a good idea to check you have the privacy levels on high. Be sure to close your curtains, leave lights on and don’t let anyone know what kinds of presents you’re buying this year.
Sending our your festive greetings
Sending out a Christmas card or a holiday postcard is something many people enjoy doing. But quite often it can be something you don’t think about until it’s too late. Perhaps you have missed the cut-off for your Christmas post or just didn’t get organised this year. It’s one of the most common things to forget. Perhaps you have sent out your cards but forgotten a few family members or loved ones. A great tip is to keep a list of everyone you want to send a greeting to, ticking off as you have completed them will ensure no one gets left out.
That one present
Finally, just like you can forget to send cards to someone, you are always likely to forget that one present for that particular person. Just like you do with cards, keep a list handy of who you need to consider buying for. It’s a great way to keep on top of things and also budget for the festive season ahead.
I hope this helps you navigate your way through the busy Christmas period.
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