holiday plans

Dec 18, 2013

Christmas Planning – Final Countdown

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Our aim is for this Christmas to be magical and enjoyable. That means it all comes down to the planning. The tips are aimed to help you be organised this Christmas.

Next week is Christmas so this week it is all about our final steps. Ideally the last few weeks have helped and you are feeling in control in the lead up to Christmas Day.

  • Purchase perishable foods
  • Buy flowers
  • Buy batteries
  • Charge videos and cameras
  • Decorate the table early
  • Prepare foods in advance
  • Take time to think about Christmas Eve
  • Remember the milk and cookies for Santa and the Reindeers
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Dec 11, 2013

Christmas Planning – Theft During the Holiday Season

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Our aim is for this Christmas to be magical and enjoyable. That means it all comes down to the planning. The tips are aimed to help you be organised this Christmas.

Thieves are out and about more than normal at this time of the year. Some small tips to help keep your home safe.

  • Lock the doors of the home and car
  • Be aware when shopping
  • Plan if you are going away for example:
    • Have someone collect your mail
    • Put your rubbish bins out
    • Arrange for the lawns to be mowed
    • Put timers on some lights and radios in the house
    • Arrange for someone to house sit
    • Let your neighbours know you will be away
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Dec 4, 2013

Christmas Planning – Your Health At Christmas

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Our aim is for this Christmas to be magical and enjoyable. That means it all comes down to the planning. The tips are aimed to help you be organised this Christmas.

Looking after yourself is key. So consider the following factors:

  • Get enough sleep
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Continue to exercise
  • Eat well in between functions
  • Take time to think and plan
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Nov 27, 2013

Christmas Planning – Decorate the House

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Our aim is for this Christmas to be magical and enjoyable. That means it all comes down to the planning. The next few weeks will be tips to help you be organised this Christmas.

This week it is all about Decorating the House for Christmas. When decorating the house, the first step is to clean the house. Get everyone involved. Then once it is clean, it is time to decorate. As you clear for the decorations to be put up, declutter the house as you go. Don’t make this a massive element; just ask yourself whether you need these ornaments in the future.

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Nov 20, 2013

Christmas Planning – Gift Wrapping Station

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Our aim is for this Christmas to be magical and enjoyable. That means it all comes down to the planning. The next few weeks will be tips to help you be organised this Christmas.

This week it is all about the Wrapping the Christmas Gifts.

Set up a gift wrapping area or station in your home. Items to include:

  • Wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Sticky tape
  • Ribbons
  • Gift Boxes
  • Bags
  • Gift tags
  • Set this all up in a zone in your home.
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Nov 13, 2013

Christmas Planning – Christmas Menu

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Our aim is for this Christmas to be magical and enjoyable. That means it all comes down to the planning. The next few weeks will be tips to help you be organised this Christmas. This week it is all about the Christmas Menu.

  • Design your Christmas menu
  • Write out your shopping list
  • Start purchasing non-perishable items now
  • Being organised this way means that you can ask others to bring food and dishes to the celebrations
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Nov 6, 2013

Christmas Planning – November Tips

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Our aim is for this Christmas to be magical and enjoyable. That means it all comes down to the planning. The next few weeks will be tips to help you be organised this Christmas.

  • Order the ham and turkey
  • Christmas cards are you still writing them
  • Christmas schedule – is that still okay and not too overloaded
  • Christmas decorations
  • Christmas lights
  • Think about holiday sale items that you may want to purchase in the sales
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Oct 30, 2013

Christmas Planning – Family and Friends

Our aim is for this Christmas to be magical and enjoyable. That means it all comes down to the planning. The next few weeks will be tips to help you be organised this Christmas.

  • Book in babysitters for the Christmas season early
  • Be mindful of the family and friends around you this festive season
  • Is anyone alone that you could spend time with
  • Be flexible and understanding this time of year
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Oct 23, 2013

Christmas Planning – Clutter Free Gifts

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Our aim is for this Christmas to be magical and enjoyable. That means it all comes down to the planning. The next few weeks will be tips to help you be organised this Christmas.

This week our focus is on Clutter-Free Gifts.

We have a habit of giving physical gifts that can be touched. However, it is time to think differently. Let’s buy experiences and memories rather than clutter. Ideas can include taking people out, for example, to a beautiful restaurant that they would never take themselves to. Take kids out for the day with their cousins. It isn’t about the costs, it is about the experience.

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Oct 16, 2013

Christmas Planning – Christmas Cards

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Our aim is for this Christmas to be magical and enjoyable. That means it all comes down to the planning. The next few weeks will be tips to help you be organised this Christmas.

This week, our focus is on Christmas Cards.

Will you be sending cards this Christmas? If so, now is the time to think about what type of cards – handmade, shop-purchased, charity.

  • Make a list of everyone you will be sending cards to
  • Get their addresses
  • Break the task down and just write a few cards a day

 

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