...Is my planning month.
Inspired by a crisp, winter walk in the New Forest at the weekend, I started thinking about the upcoming couple of months. In the past, I’ve always left Christmas planning (well, in fact there wasn’t much planning) until the last minute. This wasn’t through disorganisation, but because I always wanted to feel truly festive. It has never seemed right to start Christmas shopping in September or even writing cards in October.
But now, mostly because I have more than myself to think about, I like to plan. I’m never too rigid with my plans, I think it’s good to have some flexibility but I do find it makes December all the more enjoyable if I have got the boring tasks out the way and have a vague idea of what I’d like to happen. So this is what I’ll be up to…
1. Recipe planning. Last year I made the mincemeat and the pastry for my own mince pies – don’t think I’ll ever go back to shop bought again. They were so simple. I used the Nigella Lawson suet-free recipe from How to be a Domestic Goddess, for the mincemeat and they were delicious.
2. Present lists. Who do I need to buy for and initial ideas of what to buy or make.
3. Personalised stationery ideas from HoneyTree Publishing. Last year I ordered some party invitations from Honey Tree and some personalised stationery as a gift, so I’ll be checking out their website for more festive inspiration.
4. Pinning! Follow my Christmas Pinterest boards for festive decoration ideas.
5. Planning mine and my girls’ Christmas day outfits. I’ve already spotted some gorgeous sparkly numbers for them at Boden.
6. Getting inspired for my Christmas theme. This week I bought the Red Magazine Recipes & Decorations special edition and looking forward to indulging in this with a glass of red one evening. I usually go one of two ways. Either very tradition reds and greens or a tonal palette of creams and golds.
What are your Christmas plans?
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