Christmas, Christmas in July, Planning, Things to do in July

Things to do in July

If you celebrate Christmas in July, then this will be a big month for you in terms of organising functions and presents. Between July and September, I start setting up a gift closet. I got this one from Mum who was an absolute master at having her Christmas shopping done by the end of November.

*Find a storage location for gift storage. A closet, shelf, drawer whatever works at your place.

*Locate all saved gift items and place them in your “gift closet”.

*Make an inventory of stored gifts.

*As you add gifts to the gift closet, note new additions on the gift closet inventory.

*Review the master gift list and match gifts to recipients. Cross off “given” items.

*Shop year-round to restock the gift closet.

*It is now time to start thinking about those Christmas crafts too.

*Stock up on supplies while you can still get cheap items at the sales

*Plan what you intend to make, how many, and when you need them done. Are they gifts? Items for the home? Or both?