Works-For-Me Wednesday: Christmas Tips

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It’s Christmas tip day at WFMW! I thought about rationing these out through December, but I think I’ll go ahead and list them all now:

Start early: We might fuss about how early Christmas displays are set up, but why not go ahead and get cards or items you know you’ll need early? You’ll get the best selection without the crowd.

Gift-Wrapping Center: You might prefer to either wrap as you go or wrap everything at once. Either way, assemble all the gift wrapping materials ahead of time to make it easier: paper, tissue, ribbon, bows, tags, tape, scissors, tape in a basket near a large work surface. It helps to not not have to assemble all of that every time you wrap a few presents

Christmas cards: You might want to pre-address and stamp the envelopes, then jot a note and sign a few cards at a time in the evenings or in spare moments through the day.

Bake ahead: Consider baking cookie dough or desserts or breads for parties or casseroles for quick meals ahead of time and freezing them.

Christmas ornaments: If an ornament is missing a hanger, you can use a paper clip, bread twist-tie, chenille stem, or holiday trim or ribbon instead. Or, place ornaments missing hangers or caps in a bowl as a centerpiece or mantel decoration.

Sharing Christmas cards: Often I was the only one who really read Christmas cards as I opened the mail. I began to save the ones received each day to pass around to the family after dinner.

Old Christmas cards: Use fronts of last year’s Christmas cards to make gift tags, post cards, or let children cut out the designs and glue onto poster board or construction paper to make a montage.

Safety: Keep safe during the holidays by going over these tips from the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Don’t forget down time to just enjoy each other and the season.

You can find more Christmas-related tips at Rocks In My Dryer.

6 thoughts on “Works-For-Me Wednesday: Christmas Tips

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  2. I just have to add another idea for old christmas cards. Use pinking shears or any other decorative scissor and cut out book marks…they are the perfect weight to add a hole and cute ribbon.

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