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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Get Organized Now for Christmas - Day 8 - Activity and Event Planning

Get out the calendar and look ahead to all the upcoming events and parties you will be attending.

Make a list of all of the places you are going, especially those places where you'll be expected to bring a dish. List each dish you will be making and gather all of the ingredients. Do you have everything you need? Do the shopping now (or schedule it now) for the missing ingredients so won't have to rush out at the last minute.

Are you hosting an event this year . . . a cookie exchange, an open house, a dinner? Plan your menu. Schedule your shopping, crafting, cooking, and baking days.

Remember no matter how big or small the activity or event mark it down on your calendar.

Activities play an important part of most people's holiday celebrations and traditions. In your Christmas Notebook, journal about the following:

  1. Write down all the holiday activities you and your family did last year. Be sure to include church, school, community, and family activities.
  2. What activities are a must for our family every year?
  3. Are there new activities that I would really like to do this year?
  4. Ask every member of your immediate family what their three favorite activities are during the Christmas season and write it in your notebook. Incorporate at least one thing from everyone's list into your holiday planning. Remember this is their Christmas too!
  5. What things from your childhood do you remember doing? Is this something you could do today?

These questions will help determine what activities to add to your calendar for this Christmas season.

Some ideas for activities at home:
Christmas Parties
Cookie Baking Night
Cookie Exchange
Movie Night
Gift Wrapping Night
Dinner with the Family
Christmas Pictures at Your House
Happy Birthday Jesus Party
Christmas Open House
Advent Activities
Pot Luck Christmas Meal
Christmas Caroling
Plus many more . . .

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