Last week was Thanksgiving and this week we’re getting straight into Christmas! Buying gifts isn’t the only thing that happens during the Christmas season. There are decorations to put up, parties to attend, cards to order and mail, and much more. The list seems never-ending and you wonder if you’ll get it all done or forget to do something.
Mailing out Christmas cards was always the most stressful for me, it was such a process. From picking out the right picture, to selecting the card design, to getting them ordered, to addressing them and last but not least heading to the post office to mail them out. It was stressful and truthfully not enjoyable.
The Holiday season should be fun and enjoyable. Getting a plan in place will ultimately make it easier on everyone. Using a Christmas Planner will set you up for success and here’s why:
- Plans Work: When you plan out when you are putting up the decorations, you won’t keep putting it off for another night or day. You hold yourself accountable when you make a plan. Putting up Christmas decorations is exciting and should be fun. Set a date on the calendar for the whole family to know when you’re going to do it, especially if you have young children because they love to help out. It will give the whole family something to look forward to.
- Save Time: Knowing when you should pick out and mail out your Holiday cards saves you time because you have a deadline to hit. Use the online tools the companies offer, such as mailing out the Holiday cards for you. There usually is an extra fee for this charge but it will save your more time than it’s worth doing it yourself. If you haven’t used a mailing card service before, I recommend Tinyprints.
- Save Money: When you know what you’re going to buy and stick to your budget, you save money versus buying impulsively. We’ve all made an impulsive purchase at some point in our lives. Whether it was large or small, it felt good at the time, not so good afterwards. Keep your emotions in check when shopping and stick to the plan.
- Creates Excitement: If you’ve ever planned a wedding you know all the work that goes into it and as the dates of the events get closer the excitement builds. Christmas has the same type of build-up and it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Putting a calendar together of the events for December builds up the excitement. Plan when you want to put up the decorations, plan when you want to shop for gifts, plan when you will pick out the Christmas cards, plan when you will wrap gifts.
Get your Christmas plan on paper and make it your best, most efficient one yet. You’ll save time and money with a plan and will get your excited for Christmas, it’ll bring you back to the days of when you were a kid! 🙂
How do you plan out your Christmas activities?