A few days ago, I saw someone on Instagram mention that this feels like the best two weeks of the year – there’s all the fun anticipation of the holidays but it’s not quite go-time yet.
Here are some of the things I’m doing right now to prep for the festive season so I can enjoy every moment.
1.Not putting up our Christmas decorations yet. I love the magic of putting up the Christmas tree and styling the Christmas mantel, but not before 1 December. Apart from the Christmas wreath on the front door, which goes up on the first Sunday of Advent. No judgement on those of you who like to go early.
2. Ordering Christmas Pajamas | If you leave it until December, all the best designs are out of stock or you find that you can not buy the design you want in three different sizes (First World problem), so ours are due to be delivered later today.
3. Wrapping gifts as they arrive | I love wrapping Christmas presents but I do not enjoy having to do a million in one sitting or at the last minute, so I try to wrap gifts as I buy them.
4. Making time for festive events | I like to fill December with as many festive events as possible and book in advance … Drinks Party, Christmas Carol Singalong, Christmas Carol Service, Festive Afternoon Tea, all in the calendar.