The holiday season will be here before you know it. Would you like to enjoy the season a little more this year? Consider getting a head start by doing some things during the month of October. We’ve put together a checklist of items you can do ahead of time.
Things to Do Ahead of Time
- Update holiday card addresses; determine number of cards to send
- Select holiday cards
- Print labels for cards
- Take (or schedule a date to take) pictures for holiday card
- Start a Christmas List for gifts to buy for family and friends
- Set a budget
- Take inventory for wrapping paper, bows and bags
- Clear a shelf or area to store gifts purchased
- Work on fall cleaning to avoid major cleaning right before Thanksgiving
Things to Buy
- Shop for holiday outfits for children – buy early for selection
- Order return address labels
- Order holiday cards
Dates to Schedule in Your Calendar
- Get tree
- Decorate tree
- Holiday party
- Holiday activities: Santa Express Train; Picture taken with Santa
These are just a few things you can do ahead of time, to make your holiday season more enjoyable.
Be sure to print our October Checklist so that you stay organized.
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