It’s already Week 8 of the Holiday Countdown Series! See what’s left on the list to prepare for Christmas.
Happy Friday! It’s less than 2 weeks to Christmas and I have to say I’m feeling more prepared this year than ever. My husband really jumped on board with the gift shopping this year and has taken an entire month off from traveling for work, which has been so nice.
This week I managed to get some baking done and also finished off some handmade gift tags and other wrapping supplies I’ll be sharing within the next week or so. Now I just need to wrap those gifts!
If you’ve missed any weeks along the way, be sure to catch up on the full 2012 Holiday Countdown Series.
This Week’s Holiday Countdown Homework
Create a Tablescape
Even if you’re not hosting Christmas, there’s something to be said about decorating your table. You can keep it simple or make it as opulent as you like. My table is the focal point when you’re looking from the front entrance, so it’s necessary for it to look good. I usually include a centerpiece, table runner and candles.
Sitting in a Tree Events
Get Ready for Overnight Guests
If you’re hosting Christmas this year or happen to be entertaining overnight guests this season, I recommend you prepare for it now. Get my simple steps for making their stay comfortable and enjoyable.
Remember the station I recommended you set up last week? It’s time to put it to use. If you wrap your gifts early, you’ll know if there are any gifts, add-ons or additional wrapping supplies you still need to purchase.
Our son is an only child, but I’ve heard stories from moms who were wrapping gifts for their kids and realized they over-bought for one. As a result, they either needed to return items or do some more shopping for the other(s). Don’t let this happen on December 23!
Within the next week, I’ll be posting creative Christmas gift-wrapping ideas. Here are some others:
I want to send a big thank you to everyone who has been following this series, as well as those who have left wonderful comments. I’m having a blast putting it together and it’s definitely keeping me on my toes! I’d love for you to share what you’ve been doing to prepare for Christmas, so leave a comment or send me an email.
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Enjoy your weekend!