Time-Consuming Holiday Projects
To Start This Summer
The holidays are magical, memorable, and eagerly anticipated. At least, that's the feeling we get after the world has thawed. By the time summer rolls around, we've forgotten all the planning that went into making the holidays so enjoyable and the stress of trying to do so many different things in such a short amount of time. If the holidays typically take up a large chunk of your time and energy, get organized early by starting these time-consuming holiday projects in the summer.
The sentence, "Your gift isn't done yet, but here's a photo of me working on it," should not be the only proof of your many weeks of work. It's a disappointment for everyone involved, and it's better to avoid it. If only you had a little more time to get that homemade gift ready. Trying to squeeze in a handmade project right before the holiday deadline can be a daunting task, so if you're really set on designing a craft for a family member, finishing a woodworking project for a friend, or completing any creative project before Christmas arrives, get things going in the summer months when you have more free time.
Part of the reason so many people complain about getting ready for the holiday season is the fact that some of the things on their Christmas to-do list have less to do with the holidays and more to do with bigger problems with their home. It isn't essential for the Christmas celebration to get out the wood drill bit set and fix the staircase, but it could weigh on the mind of a homeowner getting ready to host family for the holidays or a big Christmas dinner. Put your mind at ease and start your home improvement projects early to ensure everything is in shape for your celebration.
Housewares And Home Decor
Repairs aren't the only thing you need to get ready if you're in charge of Christmas in your family. As long as you're fixing up the house and getting a jumpstart on holiday projects, don't forget about all the money you could save by doing some of your shopping a little early. When you start making your Christmas checklist, try to identify the home decor and housewares you might need in advance to give yourself some time to shop around and find the best product for your palette, as well as the best deal for your wallet. Find early Christmas deals to start checking off your list.
Guest Lists And Group Trips
Sometimes you can be so caught up in the Christmas planning you don't always think about how you and your family are going to get to the destination. You might forget about making your party invitations until it's too late. As a general rule, make sure anything that's your responsibility is done ahead of time. If you're making a guest list, get it done in the summer so all you have to do is make some updates in the months leading up to your party. If you need to travel around the country, try to schedule your trip and arrange flights and hotels as early as possible for the best deals.
Take the stress out of your holiday planning months in advance by making your plans this summer. There might be a lot more on your list that can easily be finished earlier than you'd expect. Take a look at The Lakeside Collection's Christmas deals to satisfy everyone's wish list, from affordable gold jewelry and low-priced fashion accessories to stylish stationery and helpful children's books.