With only 10 weeks left until the big day, it’s time to kickstart your holiday preparations. By tackling the tasks early, you’ll avoid the last-minute chaos and enjoy a stress-free and magical Christmas celebration. In this blog post, we’ll share some essential to-do’s to get you in the holiday spirit and ready for the joyous season ahead!
1. Design Your Own Christmas Cards
Embrace the festive spirit by creating unique and personalised Christmas cards for your loved ones. Consider using your favourite family photos from the year to send the merriest of mail. With Printerpix, you can choose from 3 quality cardstock options, with Felt Luxury being our thickest.
Top tip: customise your cards with memorable holiday photos from previous years (epic snowball fights, ugly Christmas sweaters…)
2. Refresh the Guest Room
Got family coming your way for the holidays? Well, it’s time to turn that guest room into a jolly retreat with personalised holiday-themed décor! Hang up custom canvas prints on the walls (a print of a snow-covered cabin perhaps?) and swap out those old throws for personalised blankets. And let’s not forget the cherry on top – photo cushions to create a cosy and inviting atmosphere. This little touch will make their stay even more memorable.
3. Make a Gift List
Santa isn’t the only one who needs a list! Take some time to create a comprehensive gift list for your friends and family. By doing this early, you can plan your budget and ensure you have time to find the perfect gifts for your nearest and dearest. Remember, the best Christmas gifts are the ones with a personal touch, so seek out custom gifts for her and personalised gifts for him.
4. Decorate Your Home
Let your creativity flourish by decorating your home with festive cheer. Start by untangling your Christmas lights, inspecting decorations, and brainstorming themes or colour schemes. This prep work will help you get a grip on your existing décor and determine whether there’s a need for some shiny new additions. Be sure to discover our selection of Christmas photo ornaments and baubles that you can personalise with your own pictures and a custom message.
Top tip: personalise your Christmas photo ornaments and baubles with everyone’s names or highlight a special occasion e.g. ‘Baby’s First Christmas’, ‘Our First Christmas’…
5. Check Dining Essentials
Take stock of your dining essentials to ensure you have everything you need for the big Christmas meal . Consider adding personalised placemats, photo mugs (sip your eggnog in style!), and custom coasters. Your guests will be blown away by your attention to detail and the unique dining experience you’ve created!
6. Create a Holiday Calendar
The holiday season can become busy and overwhelming without proper planning. By listing out all the important events – work parties, recipes to try, wrapping checklists – you’ll be able to efficiently manage your time and prioritise your Christmas preparations. To make it even easier, we have a collection of beautiful photo calendars that you can personalise with key dates!
7. Arrange Travel Plans (if necessary)
If you’re planning to travel during the holiday season, book your flights, accommodation, and transportation well in advance. Avoid the hassle of last-minute bookings and inflated prices by securing your travel plans early. And don’t forget to create a photo book documenting your holiday travel adventures! A perfect keepsake that the entire family will love for years to come.
Top tip: Design a luxury layflat photo book for seamless double-page spreads and extra-thick pages. What’s more, you have the choice of three sophisticated, Italian-made fabric covers: black, beige, or grey.
8. Create a Holiday Budget
Christmas is a time of joy, love, and giving, but it’s essential to create a realistic budget to avoid overspending. Consider all expenses, including gifts, food, decorations, and any planned activities. Having a budget in mind will allow you to enjoy the holiday season without financial stress. And guess what? You can get up to 40% off on everything right now on Printerpix! There’s nothing quite like personalised photo gifts to show your loved ones how much you care.
9. Schedule Holiday Activities and Outings
Don’t miss out on the various fun-filled activities and events taking place during the holiday season. Research local Christmas markets, concerts, or ice-skating rinks and add them to your custom calendar. This will ensure that you take advantage of all the fun festivities happening in your area.
10. Organise Meal Planning
Plan your holiday menu well in advance to avoid last-minute stress. Start thinking about traditional recipes or any new dishes you want to try. Write down a shopping list and gather all the ingredients you’ll need in our personalised notebooks. Having your menu prepared early will leave you with more time to relax and enjoy the merriment.
By starting your Christmas preparations ten weeks in advance, you can pave the way for a stress-free and enjoyable holiday season. Amidst the hustle and bustle of preparations, it’s important to take a step back and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. Spend quality time with family and friends, spread kindness, and embrace the spirit of giving. Happy holidays!