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Christmas is one of the best times of the year!
When it comes to Christmas preparation you’ll catch me buying gifts early and putting up my tree before December has even begun, yeah, I’m that person. When it comes to December doing anything can be pretty stressful as most people are in the same boat when it comes to shopping, planning work dos and inviting guests. Last year I got organised (for once) and did it way in advance which gave me the time to enjoy the festivities December had to offer. Including going to the Birmingham Christmas markets which I can’t wait to go again this year. So here are 3 ways to get prepared for Christmas early.
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Do your Christmas shopping early
This may sound like an obvious one, but doing your shopping early not only leaves you feeling accomplished but also allows you to do it at your own pace. Whether you like to do a present a week or all of them at once (although, I’m not sure people actually do that?) Doing it early may feel silly for some but you’ll be the one laughing when everyone else is panicked in December.
Also, if you decide you’re doing your shopping early, being able to do it online allows you time to get products personalised and not worry about having to pay high prices for delivery.
Plan your Christmas party well in advance.
If your work is planning on having a Christmas gathering or even just going out for a meal, you should make sure it’s planned early. There is nothing worse than trying to book in November/December when everybody is fully booked. Being able to secure the best day and restaurant is crucial to having a great Christmas party. Whether you’re in charge of booking a meal for 15 or 55, the booking in advance is important.
If you’re looking to book a table at a restaurant for a small group, although not as much planning needs to be done; booking in good time is still important. Square Meal offers a variety of locations and choices of venue for christmas parties, whether you’re looking for a private dining area and using an events team or planning smaller do, the food, time and location are still key.
Pre Order your food shopping
Hosting Christmas day or boxing day at yours? Make sure to book a delivery slot as soon as they become available, you can do this by doing an online shop as you normally would at your chosen supermarket and then pick the date for December. The closer the time, the less likely the date you want is going to be available. It’s important to remember the closer to Christmas, the more expensive the slot is going to be. With paying up to £12 at some supermarkets for a slot on the 23rd/24th of December. So allowing yourself the time to get this in early, gives you more of a chance to nab one of the cheaper slots.