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The Benefits of Planning Early for Christmas

“Christmas might seem far away just now, but the summer is flying by – soon, the festive season will come calling”

You’ve everything to gain by getting a head start on your Christmas duties, and if you plan well enough you can even squeeze in a mini Christmas break amid the razzmatazz of the season! […]…

  • The Benefits of Planning Early for Christmas

    Christmas might seem far away just now, but the summer is flying by – soon, the festive season will come calling. You’ve everything to gain by getting a head start on your Christmas duties, and if you plan well enough you can even squeeze in a mini Christmas break amid the razzmatazz of the season! Here, we outline the benefits you can enjoy from planning early for Christmas.

     

    Mother and child smiling at the camera because they've planned their Lapland holidays

    Beating the rush

    In the run-up to Christmas, we get busier and busier. Perhaps the deadlines get tighter at work as the office closes for the holiday period. The kids break up for the school holidays, so you have to organise babysitters if you’re not off on the same days. Maybe you’ve got family coming over to stay, or friends are dropping round or wishing to catch up with a few drinks before the big day. And you’ve got all that Christmas shopping to do, the festive food to gather and the decorations to put up!

    Starting early will make it much easier to organise yourself nearer the Christmas period – you’ll enjoy the festive season more as a result of not feeling particularly rushed. You won’t have to stand in long queues as the shopping centres get busier, and you have more chance of finding the items you want. You’ll also be able to take unforeseen circumstances in your stride.

     

    Someone with a clipboard planning their Lapland holidays

    Making the most of the sales

    There are some people out there who will actually buy their Christmas presents for the end of the year on St Stephens Day or in the January sales. When Christmas shopping rolls around, all they have to buy is the wrapping paper and maybe a few stocking fillers and selection boxes. Let’s face it, that is the height of organisation!

    They then spend the rest of the year knowing the gifts are hidden safely in the loft and feeling mighty pleased with their foresight and the amount of money they’ve saved! If you decide to do the same, just remember that the presents are up there.

    Planning a Christmas break early

    Thinking about Christmas and getting organised for the silly season ahead of time will also free up space in your December calendar. Not only do you save time for seasonal duties but also for avenues to do fun, festive activities such as take a Christmassy day trip to Lapland. If you book your Lapland day trip early, you can pay an initial deposit of €150 and then settle the rest later. Your sound planning will also reward you with a discount per person, leaving you with more money for Christmas shopping — or for a few cheeky seasonal drinks!

    A festive Finnish getaway is a memorable experience and gives both you and the family something extra special to look forward to at Christmas time. The break will allow you to feel much more relaxed over the Christmas period, with time out from shopping and putting up decorations. You’ll also get to meet Santa and his elves, see Santa’s reindeer, and go on husky rides. Plus, the kids will also be able to attend Elf School, where they’ll be able to learn the magical language of Santa’s helpers.

     

    A family of four seeing a reindeer while out on Lapland holidays

    It’s never too early to begin making plans for a hectic season like Christmas. The better you plan in advance, the smoother the festive break will run for you. You’ll be able to get on with the important business of having fun. Who wouldn’t want that!?

     

Author: Carol Oconnor

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