Sunday, August 26, 2012

Week 1

August 26th - September 1st

It's that time! Here we go.  This is probably the single most important week of preparation for the holidays.  It's list week.  For those of you following the Holiday Grand plan, you can find a more detailed task list here.  But if you are just looking to get your feet wet and get a little ahead of the game, these lists will be all you need to get started. 

If possible, find 20 minutes or so of alone time this week.  For some of us that will only be found in the early morning hours or late at night.  Being alone will allow you to focus your attention on the task at hand without distraction and you'll be amazed at how much you can accomplish.  So, grab a pen, some paper, and let's roll!

Make the following lists:
  • Gifts to be given
  • Christmas card recipients
  • Trips planned or company expected
  • Parties/Entertaining
  • Menus for Thanksgiving/Christmas
  • Goodies for sharing/gifts
  • Favorite meals to freeze
  • Baking you plan to do

If possible, start a running list of things you need to shop for:
canned food
perishables per holiday
decorations, etc

Congratulations!  You are ahead of the game and already well on your way to making the holidays stress-free.

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