Now that the 4th of July is over and we are stretching into the long, hot, dog days of summer, the last thing on most minds is the holidays. Before you know it, Halloween decorations will be making their way into craft and hobby stores- if they haven’t already. Why not starting thinking about your holiday plans? Now is the perfect time to get your holiday events in order. Why now? For starters, getting your invitation lists, overnight guests, and family visitors lined up will help make for a more enjoyable holiday season. When it’s too hot to go outside and you need a little time out of the sun, get inside the air conditioning and start planning ahead with a few ideas we have for a smooth transition from Halloween to New Year’s Eve. Christmas planning in July is a great respite to the heat!
Lists, lists and more lists- a typical description of how to manage the hectic rush of the season.Now is the time to make those calls and send out emails to confirm where you are spending your holidays and who with.
- Christmas cards are available year ’round. Book that photographer now, when it’s not such a rush, and get those cards ordered. You can start addressing envelopes ahead of time, too.
- Before buying new decor, take a look at what you have for all of your holiday decorations to help prevent buying something you don’t need. Save time and money by taking inventory.
- Sort through your gift wrap. Do you have enough tags? How about ribbon? Make a list of your gift wrap needs before going to the store.
- Speaking of gift wrap, why not start your shopping now? My mom finishes the majority of her gift shopping before Labor Day. She also wraps her gifts as soon as she buys them and hides them away in her basement, addressed and ready to give.
It’s not too early to book our holiday decorating service. If you’re tired of your existing decorations, we can help integrate a few new pieces to give your home an updated look for the upcoming holiday season. Give us a call!
For any gathering, planning early is key to keeping the level of stress down, so you can enjoy your friends and family. Just because it’s hot outside doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start thinking about the holiday season, which will be here before you know it! Merry July Christmas Planning.
I’ll be back soon ~