Elsie & Fleur

  1. If you haven’t already, plan ahead and check the last dates for ordering your fresh turkey.
  2. Before you start decorating your tree, and the whole house, go through all your old decorations. Test fairy lights and check for any broken decorations that will need repairing or binning. Any decorations that are in a good condition that you no longer require can be passed on to charity shops.
  3. Get all your wrapping items together in one place ready to make a start. Check you have enough boxes, bags, bubble wrap, giftwrap, tags, scissors, tape and pens.
  4. Stock up on store cupboard essentials and plan your menus for the coming festivities.
  5. Spruce up the spare room if you’ve got guests coming – remember to include hot water bottles, spare towels and toiletries, magazines and books and robes and slippers.

    Send a letter to St. Nick – if you post a letter to Reindeerland, SAN TA1 by December 14 you will receive a reply from the man himself!
  7. Deep clean the whole house before you get the decorations up and check you have enough crockery, glasses, cutlery and chairs for all your dinner guests.
  8. Make a checklist for all the food prepping tasks required on Christmas Eve and anything that needs to be done on Christmas Day – allow yourself plenty of time.
  9. If you’re planning on having lots of family around check all your favourite board games are intact.
  10. Finally give yourself some time to enjoy the moment whether singing along to Christmas tunes or watching your favourite afternoon film.

Written by Sarah Johnstone — December 04, 2014

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