As we draw closer to Christmas 2011 it’s time to start planning. Christmas preparations in advance can make your Christmas fairly stress free. I always purchase an exercise book in September and start my plan.
In one section I write a list of names for those I purchase gifts for. I then write suggestions of what I might purchase for them (I find this much easier as looking for gifts are far more focused). I have researched the internet and have made a list of Christmas 2011 top 10 gifts to make your choices so much easier. As I purchase the gifts I cross them off and if you have already purchased your gift wrapping wrap the present store it.
Next in another section of the book I write the menu for Christmas Day and then a list of what will need to be purchased for the menus and any special menus over the holiday period in categories
1: Dry goods including cans, pretzels, drinks etc.
2: Frozen goods
3: Fresh goods that can only be purchased at last minute