Are you ready for the holiday season? No matter what time of year you’re reading this, it’s always a good idea to do some prep work for the holidays before the craziness begins.
This post links to specific ideas you can use to start preparing now. We have ideas for less stress, scheduling, gift giving and more.
If you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the list, you can even find ideas for getting organized for Halloween and Thanksgiving (arguably a part of the “holiday season” that keeps getting longer each year!).
Even if you implement a couple of the ideas from this list, you’ll be well on your way to a less stressful, more intentional holiday season!
- The Secret to Making the Most of the Holiday Season
- Things You Can Stop Doing This Christmas
- Stuff You Can Do Now to Stress Less About the Holidays
- The Christmas Card Dilemma
Scheduling, and Fitting It All In
- Step-by-Step Guide to Scheduling Holiday Activities for Maximum Fun and Minimum Stress
- Confirm Holiday Plans With Others Without Being Super Annoying (ish)
- How to Get All Your Christmas Shopping Done in a Weekend
- Make Your Own Gift Wish List
- Why Smart Moms Make a Gift Shopping List
- Smart Ways to Save on Holiday Gifts
- Useful, Creative Christmas Gifts for Teachers
Getting Your Ducks in a Row Before the Holidays
- Make Holiday Travel Arrangements
- Buy Tickets for Holiday Events
- Holiday Outfits
- Get Your Guest Room Guest-Ready
- Schedule Home Maintenance Appointments
- Schedule Hair Appointments
- Organize Christmas Decorations
- Order Christmas Supplies
- Plan for Your Pets
- Create Simple Holiday Traditions
- Plan Christmas Treats
- Plan Your Christmas Menu
- Christmas Craft and Party Ideas for Preschoolers
- Make a Christmas Grocery List
- Make Room On Your Camera Roll
Preparing for Thanksgiving
Preparing for Halloween
- Order Halloween Costumes
- Organize Halloween Decorations
- Halloween Party Ideas for Kids
- Creative Halloween Crafts
Thank you for all of your thoughtful comments, ideas, and input. I hope you’ll find something useful here that will help make your holiday season less stressful, and more joyful.