Christmas Preparations

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house…no wait a minute, this Sirgo starts way before then.  You see there are certain things that need to be started in preparation way before the night before.  I get that there are many things that have to wait.  Setting the milk and cookies out for Santa, must be done the night before.  Also any assembling of toys is usually done in the middle of the night.  Which is why the parents really sleep in Christmas morning.

But there are many items that must be done far in advance in order to be ready for Christmas.  Ask those of us who have worked on Rose Floats, and you’ll find that we all know preparation begins the day after the floats are completed and driven down to Pasadena.  While I’m not suggestion anything so grand as building a float, there are somethings that need to be done far ahead of time, and that’s where this Sirgo has it’s beginning. 

Some of you are fast like the Road Runner and wont need that much time a day or two, maybe an hour or two.  Others will need far more time, maybe months to get the preparation done.  There are two factors that make for the difference in time: How much you need to get done and how experienced you are. 


'Twas the night
before Christmas when all through the house…

Crafts

Crafts are one of those things that mandates starting early.  Especially if you’re one of those that loves to give them out as gifts that are completed.  I know not everyone likes to complete them, some like to start early in buying them and giving them as craft projects.  But many of you like to get them and have them on display in your home.  Needlepoint kits are a wonderful example of items that fit in both of these categories.

You can buy them early to make and decorate your home, as this Santa pillow shows.  Or you can buy them as a gift for someone that likes to make crafts themselves.  Obviously if you’re going to be making Santa for a decoration, you need to get started now, if not earlier.  The big mistake that people make with crafts is thinking that they’re faster then they really are.  Get  your handcrafts now, so that you can have them on display for this Christmas. 
 


To get your crafts done for Christmas...
you must start early.

Setting The Mood!

Setting the mood is important no matter what you’re trying to do. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking at holidays or a romantic night, how you decorate is going to determine everything.  Christmas is no different.  I can promise you that the people that put these lights up, didn’t do it the night before Christmas.

The why is simple…you want to celebrate the season in it’s entirety and part of that means decorating as early as you can.  This is especially true if you have children.  Watching their faces light up as you put Santa and the reindeer on the roof is priceless.  Again, that’s not something you want to start the night before, especially if you live where there’s snow and ice. 

The smells of Christmas is often overlooked as well.  Baking cookies, treats, pies and fudge all help set the mood for what’s yet to come.  If you do your planning ahead of time, you wont be disappointed when the holiday’s over. 


Decorations...
will set the mood and kick the holiday season off!
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