Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza, it’s important to organize yourself and follow a “to do list”, so you wouldn’t miss important holiday traditions. Below is a guide that will help you get ready for the holidays.
Decorating Your Home
The first thing you want to do is to decorate for your home. You may think it’s too early to display your Hanukkah bush or menorah or set up your Christmas tree or holiday lights. Well, it’s never too early. The fact is around the holidays we will be busy shopping for gifts and visiting friends and family that we will have no time to get our own home in a holiday mood.
Preparing for Special Traditions
Next items are keeping the family traditions alive. Each family has their own traditions around the holidays. Whether it’s baking cookies, drawing names for gift giving exchanges, mailing holiday greeting cards, or preparing a skit, make sure that you plan everything in advance, so you wouldn’t be stuck getting everything ready at the last minute.
Shopping for Gifts
Then, you should start shopping gifts for the holidays. The best time to start holiday shopping is the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday) or Monday after Thanksgiving (Cyber Monday). You will find great deals on these shopping days and throughout the rest of the year. However, you don’t want to go holiday shopping at the last minute because you may not be able to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. So, shop earlier and take advantage of those holiday deals.
Traveling to Friends and Family
The holiday season is a popular time of year to travel to friends’ and families’ homes. Make sure you book all of your travel arrangements in advance. You can great wonderful deals by booking airfare, hotels, and rental cars a month or two ahead of time. Otherwise, you will have to depend on other people canceling their travel arrangements to be able to get a good flight, hotel, or car.
Getting Ready for Guests
Finally, if you are having guests visiting you, you want to get your home ready for them. Assuming that you would already have your holiday decorations displayed, you should clean and straighten up your home from dusting your furniture to cleaning your kitchen to straightening up the bedrooms to cleaning windows. If your guests are staying over, make sure the bedrooms are clean and have comfortable linens. You also want to make sure that you plan your meals ahead of time and purchase any necessary ingredients. As a good host/hostess, you want your guests to get plenty of delicious meals and enjoy their holiday season.
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