Early prep for Christmas 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Some may think it's too early to start talking about Christmas, but for Christmas fanatics like myself it's perfect timing. I'm a proper Halloween Scrooge, so I tend to skip Halloween altogether and spend most of October getting hyped about shopping for presents and what new decorations I can buy to adorn the house with.

So if you're like me and you're prepping for Christmas already, keep reading!

Right, let's get cracking...

 1. Planning & organising: 

I know some of you may be dreading Christmas already (bah, humbug), but planning early means you can avoid last-minute rushing and unnecessary stress. If you know you're a bit of a scatterbrain this time of year and you have a lot on your plate, consider getting an organiser to keep on top of your shopping and food planning.


 2. Early bird Christmas deals: 

Stores already have plenty of Christmas deals online and in store. Marks & Spencer has 3 for 2 on decorations and gifts, Matalan has 3 for 2 on cards, gift wrap and bags, Boots have 3 for 2 mix and match on gifts, and WHSmith has 3 for 2 on boxed Christmas cards. Stock up now before this stuff goes full price...


 3. Events & activities: 

Who doesn't like to get out and about over the Christmas period and see some festive sights? Light switch-ons, festive house tours, ice skating, carol services, winter weekend breaks, sledding... the list goes on...

Christmas at Lanhydrock, Cornwall - National Trust

You can search the English Heritage website for events taking place near you over the Christmas period. National Trust, too

Center Parcs

TimeOut has their Christmas in London 2017 guide up.

Consider a weekend break at Center Parcs over Christmas or New Year, there's loads of activities and entertainment on for the kids.

Go ice skating at Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland (above) from the 18th of November.

If there's any days out, events, or shows you want to attend, make sure to mark them down on your calendar now and book those tickets (if they're available) to avoid disappointment. If you want to find out more about what's going on in your area over Christmas, simply Google ‘Christmas events in [insert your county or town]' and you'll soon find something that tickles your fancy.

Hope this was helpful to some of you! I'll probably have more Christmas posts for you guys in November.

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