Holiday Planning: Deck the Halls

Saturday, October 11, 2008

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Holiday Tasks for the Week (12 to 18 October):

1. Prepare Gifts for Shipping

  • Send your gifts for overseas friends early. Avoid air shipping and save money.
  • The gifts must be ready for shipping by November 15 if you want your friends to get them before Christmas Day.
  • The same rule applies to Christmas cards. Mail them early.
  • Shop around for cheap and reliable shippers.
2. Shop! Shop! Shop!
  • I cannot overstress this. Shop early and avoid the Christmas rush.
  • If you shop online now, most sellers can still deliver your purchases before December. Check their shipping rules.
  • Schedule trips to bazaars and weekend markets.
  • Review and update your Christmas list. Are you still within your budget?
3. Start Decorating Your Home
  • It's never too early! You want maximum exposure for your Christmas tree after spending days installing the lights and decors.
  • You can start with the tree then build-up the other decors each week.
4. Halloween
  • Two weeks to go before Halloween.
  • What's your costume this year?
Note: I'm following the holiday planning schedule of Cynthia Townley Ewer. Check out her website -- Organized Christmas.

3 comments:

Joy said...

Hi Mrs G! I'm a fan of your blog! When I read your entry about how to fold a plastic bag into a tiny triangle, I was actually inspired enough that I cleaned out all the shelves in our kitchen and folded all the plastic bags, too! Hehe. I just wanted to ask which shipping company you use to send gifts overseas and how much it costs. Fedex is really expensive. Thanks!

Mrs. G said...

@Joy - This is my first year to be really organized for the holidays. I used FedEx and DHL last year. I was traumatized by the shipping cost! I'm still in the process of looking for a new shipper.

HiPnCooLMoMMa said...

My tree is up...next will be shopping for gifts...hope it would be soon, i hate the Christmas rush too

 
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