HOLIDAY PREPARATION CHECKLIST
Order Holiday Cards
Take and select a photograph foryour holiday card Set a deadline for mailing theholiday cards Order the cards, allowing time forshipping Stamp, address and mail cards (oremail digital cards)
Take out and sort throughdecorations Clean and check for broken orunwanted items Make a list of new items you mayneed to purchase Determine days/times to buy itemsand decorate Stick to your schedule
Create a meal plan for holidaymeals Meals that may be frozen can becooked ahead of time Create a shopping list based onyour meal plan Write down a cooking timeline foreach holiday meal.
Make a list of people to buy giftsfor (family, friends, coworkers) Brainstorm gift ideas for eachperson Create a list of stores to visit onlineand in person Determine days/times to shop ineach store Buy and wrap gifts by a setdeadline
Create a packing list (or use oneyou find online) Purchase items (e.g., toiletries,clothing) you may need Print itinerary and travel informationand plan extra time for travel Don't forget to bring gifts with youor ship them ahead of time
Create a master December calendarfor all members of the family torecord events Send out invites ASAP for anyevent you are hosting Plan an outfit for each event Don't forget to schedule time fortraditions (e.g., cookie baking)