It’s September, which means only one thing; the holiday season is upon us. You have approximately six weeks until Halloween is over and the pumpkins disappear to make room for the Christmas décor (what happened to Thanksgiving, department stores and holiday decoration makers?). It is, however, the most wonderful time of the year. How can it not be when everyone is in such a giving, generous spirit and most of us are in such a good mood? The holiday season brings out the best; but it can bring out the worst if you wait too long to plan.
Make Your Lists and Start Checking Them Twice
Before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season approaches, spend the next few days planning your holiday lists. This might mean everything from your Thanksgiving menu and shopping lists (you just have to try those holiday recipes you pinned on Pinterest) to your Christmas shopping lists. The more you get done now, the more prepared you are for the holidays. And anyway, it might be a bit too early to put up your tree (do you hear me, Target and Macys?) but it’s not too early to start shopping when you see a great deal. That list will certainly come in handy.
If you haven’t already started budgeting and saving for the holidays, now is the time to do so. Go ahead and start making your budget and figure out how much you need to set aside each week until Christmas to help you stay within that budget. It’s never too early to start saving for the holidays.
Make a Secret Board on Pinterest
Now that Pinterest offers you the ability to make a secret board no one else can see, take advantage of that and create a holiday board. This way, you can pin things you want to make as gifts, things you want to buy as gifts and everything else you want to do for the holidays that you don’t want anyone else knowing about just yet.