The whole month of December is just magic for everyone. As a kid, everyone remembers the one house that really went all out for Christmas and make the memories that last a lifetime. Christmas is a time for family and friends, it’s a time for reflection and celebration. And without doubt, it’s a time to immerse yourself in gifts, wonderful food and fabulous company. Christmas requires lots of planning and coordinating. And really, all that needs to happen before December, ideally November (any homemade gifts of course have to start way before that). No worry, ProductSaver will help you go through all these things with handy tips.
Top 10 tips for surviving the Christmas holiday:
- Check what you have at home, do not repeat buying the same things that you already have. Especially for the Christmas dinner!
- Write a list. By writing down all the things needed to be done before Christmas, Christmas Eve and especially Christmas Day.
- Shop smart! Survey products & prices online before you make any purchase. Always keep in mind. find the right products with right prices.
- Buy your Christmas costumes, gifts or decorations online in order to save your valuable time and petrol. Nowadays, the internet is making your life easier by providing wide range of sources that you need. Turn on your desktop/ laptop and surf the internet, then buy what you want and get it delivered to your door before Christmas.
- Try an avoid the messy kitchen from last minute preparation. So pre-prepare Christmas meal before Christmas eve. For example, marinate the chicken or glaze the ham before Christmas eve and cook it later on Christmas.
- There’s no reason why everyone in the house shouldn’t help out. Decide in advance whose job it is to wrap presents or set the table. If everyone knows what their task is, there will be fewer arguments.
- Create a CD or iPod playlist with your favorite Christmas songs. Have it ready as background music for all the other fun stuff you’re going to do on Christmas.
- Get your kids to help you plan the family vacation. This takes the stress off parents, and ensures that the family can all enjoy themselves during the time away.
- Save your energy, learn how to deal with hassles. Concentrate on the things you can change rather than worrying about the things you can’t.
- Keep a pen and paper handy to record gifts for thank-you notes later!
The chances are that you will know at least one other person who is going to find Christmas stressful. Remember, a problem shared is a problem halved! Who knows what tips others will having for surviving the holidays.