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Yikes! The Holidays are Just Around the Corner!

Yikes! The Holidays are Just Around the Corner!

With Thanksgiving a recent memory and Hanukkah and Christmas just weeks away, it can be a busy and sometimes stressful time. But with some planning and organization, you can make the season more enjoyable. Here are ten things you can do to prepare for the holidays:

  1. 1. Set a budget: Determine how much you can afford to spend on gifts, decorations, and other holiday-related expenses. Create a budget and stick to it to avoid overspending.

  2. 2. Make a gift list: Write down the names of people you plan to buy gifts for and brainstorm gift ideas for each person. This will help you stay organized and ensure you don't forget anyone.

  3. 3. Start shopping early: Avoid last-minute shopping stress by starting your holiday gift shopping well in advance. You can take advantage of sales and discounts throughout the year to spread out your expenses.

  4. 4. Decorate your home: Plan your holiday decorations and start decorating early. This can help create a festive atmosphere and reduce the last-minute rush.

  5. 5. Plan your meals: If you're hosting holiday gatherings or parties, plan your menus and make a shopping list for the ingredients you'll need. Consider dietary restrictions and preferences of your guests.

  6. 6. Send out invitations: If you're hosting holiday events, send out invitations or notifications to friends and family well in advance, so they can mark their calendars.

  7. 7. Prepare for travel: If you'll be traveling during the holidays, make your travel arrangements early, including booking flights, accommodations, and rental cars. Check for any travel restrictions or requirements.

  8. 8. Get organized: Create a schedule or to-do list to stay organized during the holiday season. Keep track of tasks, events, and deadlines to avoid feeling overwhelmed.

  9. 9. Consider self-care: Don't forget to take care of yourself during the busy holiday season. Make time for relaxation, exercise, and maintaining a healthy routine.

  10. 10. Spread holiday cheer: Remember that the holidays are about connecting with loved ones and spreading joy. Take time to engage in holiday traditions and activities that bring happiness and meaning to your celebrations.

Remember that every family and individual's holiday preparations can vary, so adapt these suggestions to your specific needs and traditions. The key is to plan ahead, stay organized, and prioritize what matters most to you during the holiday season.

Warmly, Charles  

Charles C. Scott AIF®, CDP® 



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