Christmas, Easter, Planning, Things to do in April

Things to do in April

April is often spent on Easter things rather than thinking about Christmas at all. So what are you likely to be doing in April? Why not consider the following

*Decorate for Easter

*Stock up on craft supplies in the post-Easter sales (internet orders only)

*Sort through and tidy craft supplies

*Make jams and preserves using the end of season fruit and vegetables

*Decorate preserve jars

*Pack up Easter decorations after the event.

Christmas, Easter, Planning, Things to do in March

Things to do in March

March is all about Easter planning, so unless you are an all-year-round Christmas crafter, most of your attention will be on the April Easter holiday.  So what should you be doing?

*Make sure that all Christmas leftovers are eaten or thrown out

*Start buying Easter eggs and sweets

*Complete Easter crafts

*Plan Easter functions

*Plan your Easter baking

Christmas, Planning, Things to do in February

Things to do in February

February isn’t exactly a Christmassy month, and quite frankly, thoughts of Christmas are far from my mind. If you are keen on doing something for the next season, then we recommend the following:

*Pick up cards, ribbon, wrapping, and “non-fashion” item gifts in the post-Christmas clearance sales.

*Sort through your gift/present box, keep wanted items, and donate the rest to charity

*Make any post-Christmas follow up phone calls and send emails and letters.

Christmas, Planning, Storage, Things to do in January

Things to do in January

January is about packing up Christmas

  • Carefully pack away decorations and the tree
  • Work out what cards you may want to keep and which will be recycled
  • Check all wrapping and boxes and keep what you can to use next time
  • Make a list of who sent you cards and presents to ensure that they are included on your list for next Christmas
  • Buy Christmas cards and paper – now on sale and usually at half price (Scottish heritage issue).
  • Discard any old, unwanted or broken decorations,ornaments, trees etc.
  • Serviceable unwanted decorations may be suitable for donations to charities.
  • Check all remaining left overs and throw out anything which has not been appropriately wrapped and stored or placed in the freezer.
  • Check that all items in the freezer are dated and labeled