Tip # 25 – Have a Merry Christmas
From my family to yours – I hope your day is joyous and Merry.
#23 – Getting Creative
I love Real Simple Magazine. I read it from cover to cover each month. So I thought I would share some tips they are offering as part of their New Uses for Christmas Things. You can see the entire list here – http://www.realsimple.com/new-uses-for-old-things/new-uses-christmas/diy-gift-wrap-00100000072888/index.html?xid=weeklynews-12-21-2011
Here are a couple of my favorites:
#6 – Stretchy Bracelets as Wine Charms
#9 – Paper Clips as Wrapping Paper Holder
#12 – Luggage Tag as Gift Label
#22 – Book as Misleading Gift Box
#23 – Cookie Cutters as Ornaments
#32 – Oranges as Mini Snowman
#42 – Scarf as Christmas Tree Skirt
Question of the day – what fun and different things do you use old things for the Holidays?
Tip #22 – Create a Travel Checklist
Are you heading out-of-town this Holiday Season? Did you remember everything? For me – I always seem to forget my cell phone charger.
For this trip and future trips – I suggest creating a Travel Checklist. This list includes all the obvious things you need to pack like – camera, passports, copies of credit cards, socks. But don’t forget to include other things to do before you head out. Things like:
Keep this list handy anytime you are heading out on travels and it will make the last-minute scrambles – less scrambled.
I hope your Holiday travels are safe and easy.
Tip #21 – Making the Most out of Holiday Address Labels.
As you work on your Holiday cards or newsletter, I suggest you do a mail merge from your address book to create labels. Even if you don’t use the labels and prefer to hand address each card, you can still save the merged file and use it as a guide for next year.
Happy card writing!
PS – I’m a whiz at mail mergers, I do them all the time and for lots of different projects. I’d be happy to offer a short tutorial on how to implement this wonderful time-saving method of merging addresses into letters or labels and more. Just give me a call.
Tip #19 – Labeling your Holiday pictures
Whether your Holiday photo is formal or casual, with pets or just the kids, action shot or a vacation shot, with your guns or in pajamas, it is always nice to document the year, names and ages of kids in the photo. But instead of hand writing out all this detail on each photo, print the information on labels and stick a label on each photo.
PS – Have you seen this site? I can spend way too much time on clicking through all the pictures – always good for a LOL moment. http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com/
Tip #20 – Read all your Holiday cards at one sitting
Instead of rushing through and scanning the Holiday cards you receive from your family and friends, set a time to sit and relax and read each one. Pour yourself a glass of wine or a cup of tea and enjoy the time catching up with friends, even if they aren’t in the room with you.
Today’s Question – do you send Holidays cards? If so – what do you send; a newsletter, a card or a photo card? My favorites to receive are newsletters and photo cards.