Tip #2 in the 25 Tips of Christmas – – The Calendar.
The Holiday Season’s calendar is like no other. For this season, I suggest you create a separate one for just this month’s things to do. I would also suggest you write down everything worth noting on this calendar.
Things to put on The Calendar:
- Parties, events, socials, open houses – whether or not you’re hosting them or you’re attending them
- Special celebrations – ballet performances of the Nutcracker, special choir concerts in the park, Santa coming by you’re house on the fire truck – write all these down.
- Note dates when kids are out of school and when they go back.
- Note travel dates or when relatives arrive at your house.
- Create a deadline for yourself – when you will be sending out your holiday cards, when you’d like to have all packages shipped, etc
- Special memories – don’t forget to schedule time to do fun stuff too – ice skating in the park, pictures with Santa, horse and sleigh ride through the woods, lighted boats on the river.
One final thought – don’t feel pressure to fill up the calendar. If you work on organizing your calendar today, you could be looking at 24 more days until the big day – – but – remember – it is OK to have some white space on the calendar. With all the extra running around and extra activities – some white space will be most appreciated and deserved.
Do you have one tradition that you do every single year and would never dream of missing it? My family and I commit to try something different and special each year, just the four of us. Last year we took a Santa train ride around Mt. Rainier here in Washington State, the year before that we walked around Seattle and road in a horse in buggy. We haven’t come up with this year’s adventure – I’ll let you know when we do.
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