One of the things that I have noticed with all the Prepare for Christmas programmes and lists around is that they include decluttering and cleaning your house as well as preparing gifts, decorations, holidays/vacations as well. Not to mention that we are still trying to "homeschool" the kids! I have found this approach unachievable; if I haven’t been able to get on top of my clutter throughout the year it certainly isn’t going to happen while I prepare for Christmas celebrations!
This year my daughter Jessica has put some thought into what really needs to be done, and what time frame is realistic, considering the other things we have in our lives. I think she has hit the nail on the head! Her chart is primarily written to help other kids get themselves ready for Christmas but I am going to follow her programme and I know it is easily adjustable to fit any family.
I invite you to pop over to her blog, see what she has to say about getting ready for Christmas and then download her list, Christmas minus Trauma and Drama! It is free!