- June 13, 2017
- Posted by: Matthew Miller
- Category: Blog
Let’s face it, as adults who are quite busy balancing work and caring for the family, we’ve all experienced Christmas failures. It’s not uncommon for us to forget about mailing the Christmas cards and sometimes, we even fail to buy gifts or the right wine to serve for Christmas eve. This is quite understandable and acceptable if it happens once or twice but experiencing Christmas preparation failures every year is just pushing the buttons too hard.
Needless to say, we really need to do something about this problem. Fortunately, there is one thing that might solve all of these issues and that is by coming up with a Christmas checklist which you can fill in for the entire year. Surely, we’d not forget anymore.
Here are some of the most important things that should definitely be on your checklist before heading out to go Christmas shopping.
If you have the habit of forgetting to mail cards to your loved ones who are all the way at the other side of the world, worry no more. Simply jot down on your checklist the number of cards you need to purchase as well as who should receive these cards. Say goodbye to a Christmas that sparks bad blood between you and your aunts and uncles who did not receive any Christmas greeting cards.
Better list down the names of who’s going to receive gifts from you this holiday season. When you finally have the names, you can slowly ask them what they want to get for Christmas. If not, you can simply observe what they’re interested in recently. Don’t forget your sisters, brothers, cousins, best friends, and bosses. And if you’re not really sure what to give, just play it safe and stick with something that’s useful like planners, housewares, etc.
Determine what food you want to prepare for the holiday and aside from that, list the specific ingredients needed. Furthermore, add in what wine or champagne you want for the holiday. Make sure you ask your family and friends for some suggestions about the food.
You may have all the gifts and the food for the holiday but without Christmas decorations, your home will still not have the right Christmas vibes. Home decors such as garlands, wreath, Christmas tree, ornaments, and especially, series lights or the newer and safer alternative, laser lights, which you can get from http://laserchristmaslightshq.com/best-laser-light-projectors/, should never be forgotten.
Sure, you can let your little niece, who just had a guitar or, perhaps, violin lesson play for the family during Christmas; that;s definitely part of the family Christmas program anyway. However, do not miss out on gathering as much Christmas songs for your Christmas playlist so you can just set it up with your speakers during the celebration. Simply shuffle your playlist and voila, your Christmas preparation is complete.
Lastly, don’t forget to set the dates. Specifically the dates when you’d buy and mail your cards, when you’ll buy and wrap the gifts, when you’re going for Christmas grocery shopping, etc. It never hurts to be extra-organized.