There is so much to do at the holidays. And unless you have a list and check it twice, you may find yourself scrambling in the final hour. Scrambling does not promote peace and harmony.
And while Christmas is, indeed, five months away, sometimes it serves us well to plan ahead. The lazier days of summer allow us a little thinking space and action time. A little forethought now could bring you a few steps closer to a more relaxed and enjoyable holiday season.
Plan Ahead with a Master To Do List
Not sure what to put on your list? Try these on for size:
- Create holiday budget
- Start saving in a special account or envelope
- Plan Advent/devotional activities with family
- Decide on Christmas cards
- Buy or make cards
- Address envelopes
- Sign, stamp, and mail cards
- Find decorations
Looking for a little more direction? Then download this Holiday Planning To Do List. This 2-page printable has detailed information about a multitude of holiday tasks as well as space to write in your own. There are also spots to make deadlines for yourself and a place to check it off.