So Christmas can be a little over whelming yes? With all this pressure by the media to make it perfect, it’s a wonder why any of us bother with it anymore! So here are some my tips to survive Christmas.
I am a filofax lover. I have to do list pages in mine and I swear by them. Having a list of cards to send and presents to buy will make the Christmas shopping experience less over whelming. It’ll also stop you from going mad when shopping if you have your ideas already sorted.
#2- Make time to feel festive
There was an interesting article in The Pool last week about grown ups and the loss of Christmas spirit. I felt this article kinda rang true with me too. I definitely agree we have to make time to embrace our Christmas traditions or make new ones. I love baking over Christmas so making my Brioche Treacle Tart as a Christmas treat got me in the spirit. As well as watching Christmas films and writing cards with Mr W.
#3- Christmas snacks
As I stressed in a recent post, Christmas snacking is very important. Whilst wrapping pressies and writing cards the other evening I enjoyed nibbling on some biscuits by Bahlsen. The mixed gingerbread biscuits were by far my favourite. Mr W was a fiend and ate loads too!
#4- Take your time
It can feel a bit much having lots of presents to wrap and cards to write. I break my piles down into manageable tasks, which also keeps the Christmas spirit going. I watch different Christmas films with each pile of things to get through. It’s great to take time over wrapping and writing, I find it far less stressful spreading the task over a couple of evenings in December instead of last minute.
#5- Make plans with friends
For some of us it can be quite easy to get stuck in the family celebrations. Now I know there’s nothing wrong with that. But make sure you’re making plans you want to do. Mr W and I have a lot of family to get through over Christmas, but we have made some concrete plans with friends and it’s quite exciting.
I hope my tips help you with Christmas survival. What are your tips to survive Christmas? Let me know in the comments,
P.S. Contains PR samples. As ever all words, opinions and photos my own.