The holiday season is upon us. You now have this huge taste of staying organized throughout it. You need to purchase gifts for a number of people. You’ll need to take care of the spouse, the kids of course. You’ll need to remember to take care of your parents, your sisters and brothers….your in laws of course. Then, there are your friends. Don’t forget about the boss either…then there are the co workers….oh, and the neighbor that helps to get your child off the bus. You have to think about your child’s friends, their teachers. Don’t get the bus driver either. How in the world are you supposed to keep track of all of that?
There is no doubt that the holiday season brings upon us a lot of happiness and cheer. But, it definitely delivers a good amount of worry, stress and even forgetfulness. In order to make sure that your holiday season goes smoothly, here are some tips to help you get it all right. Maybe this year will be better than last? We can at least hope so!
• Make a master list. You’ll need to organize yourself in one notebook. Keep track of ideas that you have for individuals and then put a star by those individuals that you buy for. If it is small enough you can take it with you and jot down ideas as you go.
• Plan for a few extra gifts. If you can, make sure to have a few nice gifts that can work for virtually anyone. You may want to think about a nice bottle of wine, a gift basket of fruit, or a gift certificate to a nice restaurant. In case you do forget, or someone stops by and you don’t have anything for them, you have these back ups to use. And, if you don’t need them, you can treat yourself with them after the stressful holidays are over.
Having the ability to grab a great gift as you need it is important. Planning can help to make the holidays a little more enjoyable no matter how many you have to buy for!
Sandy Baker is a well respected writer and recommends using free online greeting cards, a free service which allows you to send personalized greetings to friends and familys on their birthdays.