It is crazy October is here and there are about 11 weeks til Christmas. I need to be organised and ahead of the game for my sanity and pocket. I really don’t want to be going Christmas Shopping with four kids in tow!! I am writing a few Christmas posts to help me and my readers create a stress-free Christmas.
Here are some things to help you be a savvy shopper and feel organised and enjoy Christmas with our families. We can Create a beautiful relaxed Christmas and enjoy the things that are really important to you. Keep it Super Simple and have a plan now to alleviate the stress that Christmas can bring.
Here is your first step.
Decide on a theme for Christmas
- What theme would you like to create this year? What traditions do you have or would like to create? Look at Pinterest for ideas
- What stage is your family at?
- What do already have?
- What do you need to replace?
- How much do you want to spend on decorations? Don’t forget to think about the New Years celebrations as well.
- Look at what Wrapping paper supplies you have leftover from last Christmas. Don’t forget sticky tape, gift tags, cards, wrapping paper.
- Table decorations (napkins, Christmas Crackers, Advent calendars)
At the beginning of this year, I disposed of our Christmas tree. All the leaves were falling off and it was such a nuisance So I have known that I would need to replace our tree this year. I was fortunate enough to come across an idea that I felt would solve my problem of little children playing with ornaments and pulling the Christmas Tree down. It is a Christmas tree painted on the fabric which you hang up and It was an absolute bargain $5 at Typo. There are some fabulous ideas and you don’t need to have a Christmas tree. Look at these Alternatives
I have decided to go with a natural theme using burlap, candles, green foliage and doilies. A simple table arrangement and get the children involved by helping decorate the table with burlap. Foliage and candles. I won’t need any decorations for My “tree” which is going to save me money. Gifts for will be wrapped with Brown paper and ribbons and /or stamps. The children gifts will be wrapped with Christmas paper that I have left over from last year.
- Make a list of everything you need.
- Make a date on your calendar within the next 2 weeks and go out and purchase what you need.