COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
It is hard to get yourself organised for Christmas at the best of times, but right now during a Pandemic, it is even more difficult. And being organised is even more important.
So where do we start – there are a few areas that we can sort in advance – and that includes preparing food, shopping for presents and getting the house sorted.
The first step in getting organised is to write it all down – have a plan. Here is a calendar that I have designed for you to download and write everything in. Click here to get yours.Christmas Countdown Calendar 2021
6 Weeks to Go
Presents: You have probably already started doing this, but if like me you have been buying bits and pieces over the past number of weeks, you can often forget what you have bought. So write down a list of the people that you need to buy a gift for – and beside each name write a budget (you should have a budget, and stick to it) 😊 Tick them off as they are done.
Do as much shopping locally as you can, and support people who support Lakers such as: Supervalu Bray; Bannon’s Jewellers; O’ Kelly’s Jewellers; Kilruddery House & Garden; Amphibian King; and Bray Wanderers.
The Food Part: Usually one of the first things to do in this area is to make your Christmas Pudding, as it actually benefits from being made in advance so it is handy to have it done and out of the way. To help you get going, I have made a video of how to make your Christmas Pudding so why not have a look and get started. https://youtu.be/SYe5AfcaerI
Christmas Cards: It is a good idea to take out your Christmas Card List at this stage and update any details that may have changed so you are ready. Maybe you can buy some Lakers Christmas cards and write them well before the final posting dates. www.lakers.ie/shop
Home Improvement: People in Ireland seem to have a thing about repainting or fixing up the house for Christmas. Do yourself a favour – unless it is broken, don’t try to do too much to your house before Christmas. There is enough stress anyway, if there is a mark on the wall, hang a decoration over it!! No one will care about the faded wallpaper – if we can get to see each other this year, that will be the gift.
If we can get these things started this week we will be doing well – see you back here next week for 5 Weeks to go countdown.
Blog Written by staff member: Niamh NiGhrainne