15 Easy Ways to Get Ready

Kids Decorating Christmas Tree

While others have a team of helpers’€”flying reindeer, magical elves, Mrs. Claus – you’€™re generally running solo on your seasonal to-do’€™s. To ensure you don’€™t miss the small stuff, (the joys of the season, that is), we streamlined a holiday checklist for you.
From haircuts to Santa cookies, we’€™ve got the reminders here. All you need to do is print it off, put it up on the fridge and take joy in crossing off the important-to-you-items once they are done. No need to do it all, just pick the ones you like.

  1. Book a holiday shopping date with your in-house elf (aka your beloved). We’€™ll admit it might not be your regular date night, but it’€™s fun pretending to be Santa while shopping for the kids and we can almost guarantee it will end with drinks (you’€™ll need one after the mall madness).
  2. Get haircuts. It’€™s probably time the kids got a haircut for all the holiday events and photo ops, and you might want to treat yourself to a little trim and style as well.
  3. Buy a small tree for the kids. Save yourself from decorating dramas and pick up a small tree for them to decorate with all their homemade Christmas ornaments.
  4. Send the Santa letter. It’€™s past the due date for Canada Post to mail your wish lists. But fear not, the technological age is upon us and you can just as easily email him your wish list or produce your child’€™s very own digital greeting.
  5. Download some seasonal apps. Santa Tracker, Rudolph and Dreidel HD are a good start.
  6. Take the annual Santa photo. Years from now you’€™ll be glad you did.
  7. Order your turkey. If you plan on eating a fresh one, it’€™s best to get your order in to your local butcher this week.
  8. Make sure you have the right books. A good copy of The Night Before Christmas is essential, or experience a new tale together like Mr. Willowby’€™s Christmas Tree.


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