Part 2 - Become Organised this Christmas
This can be as easy as going to your favorite website and ordering your presents so they are delivered to your door. Otherwise, head off to your local shopping mall and buy only those presents that you have on your list.
If you have decided to make your own gift baskets here are a few simple and easy suggestions.
For a family gift make a nice Christmas-themed cookie jar. Fill it with Christmas candy or cookies! Every year when the family gets out the Christmas cookie jar, they will think of you!
Grandparents love to receive anything that grandchildren make. Do a video of the children, include a bath time, them reading or playing at school. A few minutes taken over a month or two will make an interesting video. How about a collage of photos of the grandchildren!. The children can help with this project.
A coffee cup filled with a coffee blend, some chocolate and DVD.
How about a pampering gift basket for mom or your sister?
A time saving tip…when you return from shopping, wrap and label as many gifts as you can and store them away until the “big day”.
Presents that are being posted, need to be wrapped and posted ASAP.
6. Christmas Decorations
Personally I hate dragging the decorations out each year and putting up the tree. But the look on my son’s face when the house and tree have been decorated is worth the effort.
Each year when you are putting away the decorations, make sure they are working. If not, throw them out – don’t pack broken or unwanted items. I add an item to the tree each year for my young son. This allows us to reminisce about what has happened over the last year and spend some quality family time together.
Put aside an afternoon and make a decoration with your children it doesn’t have to be expensive. I have little boxes under the tree that have their hand prints and a special message.
Lastly enjoy Christmas. With a little bit of planning, everyone can participate in wrapping presents, giving the presents and mostly, enjoying the family time together.