I Gotta Organise. . .Christmas!
Well we're here - one week to go! I can practically hear Santa's sleigh bells ring...oh no hang on a second....that's the fire alarm - my mince pies are burning! (good job I checked the fire alarm batteries last week!)
1. Food Shopping
You'll probably need to do this twice this week. You can break the back of the grocery shopping by doing most of it early this week. And then get the more perishable items when you collect the turkey and ham closer to Christmas day.
2. Check Religious Ceremony times
If you are partaking in a religious ceremony this Christmas, check the times of the services in advance so that you can organise your day and your dinner preparations more effectively.
3. Family Plans
Take five minutes out this week to check Christmas plans with all the family. If you are visiting each others homes, or sharing the cooking, make sure everyone knows what the others are doing so that you are all on the same page.
4. Christmas Cards
Tomorrow, Wednesday 19th December is the last day for posting Christmas cards for Ireland so get your skates on!
5. Give the house a final clean
A day or two before Christmas Eve is probably the best time to give the house a once over. Vacuum and dust the rooms, display fresh flowers, change bed clothes, lay out fresh towels for visitors, place nightlights in the candle holders, and sweep the garden path to make the home feel as Christmassy as you do!
6. Dress the Table
Who says setting and dressing the dinner table should be done on Christmas day? By doing this a few days in advance, it's one less thing to do on Christmas day! And you have a few extra days of looking adoringly on your beautiful, creative dinner table!