Sunday is the official kick off for organizedchristmas.com. This is a great program to “simplify your holidays and get ready for the Christmas season.” I love to follow their schedule every year. It really streamlines things so I can really focus on the reason for Christmas, not on all the craziness that can pull at you during that time. It lasts for six weeks and each week has a different focus: Get Organized, Reality Check, Gifts and Giving, Get Cooking, Decorate, and Celebrate. There are assignments for each day and free print outs to help you along.
I usually do a bit more baking and making freezer meals for the Christmas season than Organized Christmas calls for. Mostly because I like to, but also because it’s just a reality of being a gluten and dairy free family. Spreading out the extra cooking makes it easier on my budget and time. Then, when Christmas rolls around, I can actually enjoy my family when we celebrate together (and not fall asleep in my dinner!).
I will try to post what I am doing over the next few weeks to get ready for the holiday season as I follow along with organizedchristmas.com. If anyone has any great ideas that you do for Christmas, please share! The more, the merrier!