Ah I love Christmas – but it can be quite a stressful time! There is always so much to organise, so many things to buy and so many gatherings to attend. Today I thought I’d share with you my favourite Christmas ‘hacks’. I was inspired to write this post after watching the Actimel Santa Campaign video (you must give it a watch it really made me laugh!).
The lead up to Christmas – is a little like a bootcamp really; you need to get through it all to be able to enjoy the day itself right? Fighting through crowds to grab the best presents, wrapping all the presents you managed to buy, and then of course eating everything in sight on the day… or everyday in December. I just can’t resist a festive hot chocolate!
Here are some ways to make things easier over the Festive Season, helping you stay strong if you’re feeling a little stressed. Some things that really stress me out are present buying and wrapping, and also attending events. So, here are my top tips and hacks to make things much easier this year.
Wrapping can be a bit of a nightmare sometimes. With the boys I always have to make sure they are tucked away in bed so I can get wrapping, and often by this time I’m super tired and just want to flake out on the sofa. My solution? Gift bags, lot’s of them! Use gift bags to minimise the amount of wrapping you have to do, or fill stockings and Christmas sacks (they fit in a lot of presents!). There are so many fab bags out there so take advantage and save on the sticky tape. Nobody wants a half ripped, messy present! TIP: Save the gift bags and reuse next year.
What to wear?
With Renzo being 7 months old and not quite having my pre baby body back, I’m struggling with what to wear this Christmas. The struggle is real. I want to feel glam but also be comfortable, so I’m going to do this through accessorising and making an extra effort on my hair. Lots of sparkle, lots of shimmer and lots of sass! Use old outfits and make them exciting by adding a different coloured pair of shoes, add some fun accessories to your hair and oh a red lip looks pretty awesome too!
The Christmas Card
Ah I’m not going to lie – I’m so bad when it comes to sending cards. I always buy them super last minute, write them all out then forget to send! Put me on the naughty list! Ignore my forgetfulness though, if you send a lot of cards each year why not send postcards instead? They will not only be so much cheaper but you can also recycle some of the fronts of old cards which is such a great idea don’t you think? If you really want to get creative you can even make postcards with the children, have a crafts morning, pop some Christmas music on and enjoy the mess! It’s Christmas after all.
I hope you enjoyed my top three hacks for the Christmas season – What tends to stress you out over the festive season and how do you overcome it?
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