I hate it when a store plays Christmas music before Thanksgiving.
I rarely buy a single gift before Black Friday.
I never put up a tree until we have some leftover turkey in the fridge.
|Check out the nose on our Cajun St. Nick!|
But I start planning for the holidays early!
The truth is that if I want to enjoy the holidays, from the cooking of the Thanksgiving turkey to the ringing in of the New Year and all the eggnog lattes that accompany that happy season, I have to start now.
There's just too much to do to wait.
If you haven't started planning for the holidays, there are some steps you should take right away to make the season less stressful.
NOTE: None of these require you to step inside of a toy store or put up a tree!
*Create a Holiday Project
The classic Giftie post about holiday projects gives you all the information that you need to plan a great holiday season.
You can create a holiday project in a holiday binder or right there in the project section of your planner.
*Pull Last Year's Holiday Lists
Use those pages to make this year's lists.
*Make Wish Lists
Don't limit yourself to a list for you. Make lists for kids and your spouse.
*Request Holiday Vacation Time
Make your request now so you beat the rest of the office.
*Plan Your Holiday Travel
Book your flights now.
Make your packing lists.
*Make Party Plans
Go ahead and send out invites now!
Start making lists of decorations and food that you will serve.
I know it's early, but all of these things either need to be done now or started in your planner.