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10 Things To Help You Prepare For Christmas

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I used to be someone who was always so prepared for Christmas.

I would start shopping, often with my mother, as early as September. By this time in November, I was usually (at least) half-finished my Christmas shopping.

This year I’m just not feeling too well prepared, or organized.

So I’ve turned to the internet for help and advice.

I really don’t know what we used to do before we could “google” things and get immediate answers that could help us.

I found all kinds of great advice online but, I especially enjoyed my friend Cyn’s post. Cyn’s got 10 great tips to help us prepare for Christmas. I particularly like tip number 6, and it made me wonder why I don’t do more of this. I often find great items at arts/crafts shows, or at gift shops I visit during the year, but rarely think to pick up items for Christmas at that time.

I also like what Cyn suggests about organizing your calendar for the upcoming holiday season. I always seem to miss out on things I want to see during the holidays. One thing that is on my list this year, that I have yet to see, is Ottawa’s Christmas Lights Across Canada.

Hope you find Cyn’s tips as helpful as I did!

Here’s to a much more organized and relaxed Christmas this year!


Christmas is coming. It still feels like there’s plenty of time but if you really sit down and think about it, it’s going to be here before we know it. That time from back to school until Christmas always seems so hectic to me and it seems to get busier and busier the closer we get to the big day. So, I learned years ago that it’s best to start thinking about what needs to be done early…Read more

Cyn Creative CynchronicityOriginally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Cyn grew up in Montreal and London, Ontario.  Cyn currently lives in London but spends a lot of time in Arkansas, where she attended university and where much of her family now lives.  Sidelined from a classroom teaching job by a serious car accident, she now spends her days blogging and providing social media management for others. 

  1. November 16, 2016

    Sarah De Diego

    I start getting ready for the Christmas season on December 26th. We don’t exchange gifts but my kids birthday is December 11 and I want to make sure that they get what they want and I don’t have to remortgage the house for it. Although at age 6 (almost 7), they change their minds more than their clothes so it can be a bit nerve wracking (anyone need Seasons 1-5 of Shopkins!?).

    Thanks for sharing this piece. Off to see how I can make my life even easier.

    Besos Sarah.

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