I’ve sat down to write this Christmas Countdown: 2 weeks to go post several times over the last week, and every single time, something has happened to stop me writing. Not to mention that with less than 2 weeks to go, this has been the busiest week of the year – like for many people!
With that in mind, I’ve kept the tasks short and sweet. We’re nearly there, after all!
Task One: Send any gifts that need to be posted
The final posting dates for within the UK are 20th December for 2nd class, 21st December for 1st class, and 22nd December for Special Delivery. So take a trip to your post office and get everything sent off.
Task Two: Buy any final gifts, including teacher presents
You might have already got your Christmas presents all sorted, but just in case you haven’t, now is the time to pick up those final gifts. Perhaps you need something to give to a work colleague, or your child’s teacher or nursery worker. Try to get that sorted now.
In case you were wondering, coffee vouchers make a great gift for teachers!
Task 3: Baking and Preparation Cooking
This is an optional task, and certainly not one I’m going to get done this week, but if you have some spare time this week, have a think about doing some baking and Christmas cooking. You can make the cranberry sauce, bread sauce, stuffing, and gravy well in advance and freeze them, and it will save you loads of time on Christmas day itself.
If you’re not hosting Christmas dinner, perhaps you could do some Christmas baking: mince pies, cookies, gingerbread…
That’s it, that’s all I’m getting done this week, as it is just so busy, and I for one am dragging myself towards the Christmas holidays. But we’re nearly there, and next week (well, Sunday), there will only be one week to go!
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