Whether you like it or not, we are about to be bombarded through social media, stores and emails reminding all of us that the holiday season is once again upon us. This month we are here to help guide you with some helpful articles to start your holiday season off on the right foot.
Getting Ready for the Holidays - Articles from Around the Internet
Here are some of the ones we enjoyed this month.
10 Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season
With all the commercialism about to assault your senses it is important to remember that the holiday season is also about giving. Here is an article I found that has 10 great ways to give back. I particularly like the idea of doing a book drive, donating winter coats and donating blood. What are you doing to give back this holiday season? Read article
11 Honorable Ways You Can Help Veterans
November 11th is once again upon us which means it is time to thank all the wonderful people who have fought for our country. There are so many different ways besides wearing a poppy (you should do that to) that you can show your respect to current veterans who are risking their lives for our freedom. This list may be from the United States but it still has a lot of great ideas. It includes everything from writing letters to driving veterans to doctors appointments and helping them with their resumes. Read Article
Ultimate Christmas Countdown Checklist
Do you struggle with staying organized throughout the busy holiday season? If so then you really should check out this checklist from Real Simple. It lists everything that you will need to do over the holidays in the order that you need to do them. Never have things been more simple, follow this checklist and you are sure to be organized this year. The reminders that I liked were to pull out your serving trays early and then label them so it is easy for people to help you, wrap gifts as you get them as well as to purchase batteries for kids toys in advance. Anything that was missed that you usually do? See full checklist.
7 Simple Ways to Get Ready for Christmas Early
I have found that November and December just fly by so if I want to make the most of the season I need to be organized. Here is a great article that gives 7 things that you can do today to help make your December that much more enjoyable. My favorite tip on this list is to double a couple of your meals now so that you have something for when you get really busy in December. See Full List
7 Things I've Forgotten With One Week Left Until Christmas
I am all for learning from my mistakes but if possible I prefer to not make mistakes.... We may as well learn from this mom about what items she forgot for Christmas so that we don't make the same mistakes. What items have you gotten caught without? Read Article
Articles Written By Thea-Bel
Make sure you also check out some of the articles that we have written as well that fit in with our monthly theme.
This special guest blog was written by my good friend and life coach Elizabeth. With the holidays approaching it can be a very stressful time with so much to do and not enough time. In this post Elizabeth will share some of her tips for having a fun and fulfilling holiday. Read Article