3 Mistakes People Make When Preparing for Christmas (and how to avoid them)

3 Mistakes People Make When Preparing for Christmas (and how to avoid them)

June 03, 20245 min read


Planning for Christmas can feel like planning a wedding! There are so many moving parts and things to do. Which is why so many people feel overwhelmed by the thought of it. But just like a wedding planner, there are things to do (or not to do as we'll see in this post) that will help you prepare for Christmas a lot easier.

Let's look at the three mistakes you want to avoid when preparing for Christmas.

3 Mistakes People Make When Preparing for Christmas

1. They don’t have a plan

Christmas always seems like a long way off until, one day, you look up and find that it's just around the corner! The truth is, that however long or short you have to prepare for Christmas, if you don't have a trustworthy plan in place, you're setting yourself up for disaster. That's why we've created The Ultimate Christmas Planner to help you get organised.

Our pre-made, road-tested plan will take the guesswork out of Christmas preparation. You'll know exactly what needs to be done each week so you can approach the season with joy and excitement, instead of dread and overwhelm. You'll know exactly what needs to be done and when, and you can stop worrying about forgetting something important.

The Ultimate Christmas Planner will help you get organised and make sure everything gets done in time. You'll be able to take the stress out of the holiday season and enjoy it with your family and friends. Plus, you'll have peace of mind knowing that everything is under control.

So don't let the chaos of Christmas take over. Get your hands on The Ultimate Christmas Planner and make sure you have a trustworthy plan in place for the festive season. With our help, you can start the holiday season with joy and excitement and get back to enjoying the holiday season.

3 Mistakes People Make When Preparing for Christmas

2. They don’t leave enough time for preparations

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but if you don't allow enough time for your preparations, it can quickly become a stressful one. We all know that the more festive plans you have, the more time it takes to get everything done. That's why it's so important to start your Christmas preparations early and allow ample time for everything.

From finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones to decorating your home and making delicious Christmas treats, there's a lot to do. And if you don't plan ahead, you'll be left with a mountain of tasks to do in the last few days. So, to make sure you have a stress-free Christmas, it's important to plan ahead and start your preparations early.

Set aside some time to go Christmas shopping and make sure you buy everything you need. Get your decorations out of storage and start decorating your home. Bake some delicious treats and plan your holiday menu. All of these tasks can be done well ahead of Christmas, so you don't have to worry about them at the last minute.

Christmas is a special time of the year, and the more time you allow for your preparations, the more enjoyable it will be. So, don't wait until the last minute and start your preparations early. That way, you can sit back and enjoy the festive season without any stress.

In our Ultimate Christmas planner, we've got a pre-made "Christmas runway" of tasks that's 14 weeks long. That may sound like a long time, but this list assumes you'll want to do EVERYTHING at Christmas. If your holiday plans will be more laid back or have less bells and whistles, then it won't take you this long at all. The 14-week runway is a plan for people who like to go full out at Christmas! Lots of our customers adjust our plan to suit their family and needs, and that's totally what we want you to do with it!

3 Mistakes People Make When Preparing for Christmas

3. They have lists in multiple places

Planning for Christmas can sometimes feel like organising a wedding! And just like with wedding planning, organisation is key. One of the most common mistakes I see people make when it comes to preparing for Christmas is having their lists in multiple places. It's important to keep everything together so you know which tasks have been completed and which still need to be done.

By having your Christmas lists in multiple places, you risk forgetting something important or not being able to keep track of what needs to be done. To make sure you don't miss a beat when it comes to Christmas preparations, I recommend having all your lists in one place. Whether it's a physical notebook like our Ultimate Christmas Planner or a note-taking app on your phone, having all your lists in one spot will help you keep track of your progress so you don't miss a thing when it comes to Christmas To Do's.

Having organised lists in one place is key for a stress-free Christmas. This is why we include multiple lists ready to go inside the Ultimate Christmas Planner. So don't make the mistake of having lists in multiple places - keep everything together and you'll be able to enjoy the festive season with ease.

Check out our Ultimate Christmas Planner here:

The Ultimate Christmas Planner

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Elisa Caleb

Owner of Paper Me Pretty, stationery lover, homeschooling mum and professional jazz singer.

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