Christmas Chec Getting organised for Amanda Lecaude, Organising You Christmas cards/newsletters • Do you like to send these? • Have your purchased your cards? • Have you drafted your newsletter? • Do you have a list of who you need to send them to? Pull out last years list and make any changes to it. It is fast approaching that festive time of the year with only a few weeks to go. Have you started any preparations yet? Each year I seem to get later and later with my own preparations and just recently purchased my fruit and nuts for my pudding and florentines that I bake as gifts. If you haven’t started any preparations then hopefully this Christmas Checklist might assist and make it a bit easier for you! The list below contains a things you might want to consider to assist with your preparations. Please don’t be overwhelmed by the list and just pick out the things that apply to you!
Budget • First and foremost is to plan the budget you have available for Xmas food, gifts, travel, and events – be sensible about this one and try not to create a debt you have to deal with in the New Year.
Decorations • Can you reuse the ones you have or do you need to purchase new ones? • Do you decorate inside, outside or both? • When will you put them up?
Holidays • If you are going away have you started thinking about what you need? • Do you need to get the car serviced? • Do you need someone to house sit? • Do you need to get pets cared for? • Have you booked your accommodation? If not you might want to do it, as it can be difficult this time of year.
Events • Make sure you put all those important dates in your diary as soon as you get them for school concerts, work breakups, parties, bbqs … at the same time think about what you might need to prepare or take along to these occasions. Do you need to arrange babysitting, as that too can be tough to get someone without time up your sleeve? • Do you have photos taken with Santa? • Are you hosting family or friends over the festive season? • Have dates been set for catch-ups?
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