In less than 24 hours, Halloween will be over and we’ll be launched full throttle into planning for Christmas. Am I the only one who can’t believe how quickly this year has gone? But to be honest, I love Christmas. I tend to turn everything into an event; a day when we decorate the house with cups of eggnog and Christmas songs playing in the background, wrapping presents with a cup of piping hot mulled wine. Everything is to be celebrated and I love that.
We always have people to stay over Christmas, which gives me an excuse to make the house look as festive and welcoming as possible. This year, before the aesthetics come into play, and so that our friends and family don’t freeze, I’m going to have to invest in a new duvet, to keep them warm in the oh-so-cold Scottish winter. Whilst I’ve been browsing, I came across BedStar, which has a great selection at a really reasonable price.
As soon as I have the duvet, it’ll be time to decorate the room and make it feel as homely as possible. Candles and throws are always a must and I tend to put a selection of magazines in the room too. These are all little things that other people have done for me when I have stayed with them and I find it makes for more of a home-from-home experience.
After the house is ready it’s time to start Christmas shopping. I always try to start shopping as early as possible, so as not to give my credit card too much of a beating. I tend to do most of my shopping online now, using my smartphone or tablet, whilst lying on the couch sipping hot chocolate. It’s so much more relaxing than facing the crowded shops.
Do you start your Christmas preparations early, or are you more of a last-minute person?0 likes