Want avoid a festive season freakout this Christmas? We’re here to help! Follow along for the next six weeks as we countdown to December 25 with easy-to-tick-off tasks. From stockpiling pressies to getting your home in the holiday spirit, we’ve got it Chrissy prep covered. What are you waiting for? Press play on the Bublé and let’s get started!
Week 2: Deck the halls…
Nothing says ‘I’m ready for the festive season’ like turning your home into Santa’s cave, with more Christmas decor than Mrs Claus could rustle up. But there’s a fine line between delightful holiday decorating and too much tacky tinsel. So, how do you get the balance right? That’s where we’re here to help, starting with the big one…
The Christmas tree
You might be a few weeks away from pulling your trusty tree out of storage, but if you’re planning on some new decorations for this year, now is when you should be thinking about them. Are you sticking with your previous colour scheme or going with something new? Are there any new family additions or memorable moments you want to mark with a keepsake ornament? Decide on what it is that you need, and our trusty guide on how to decorate a Christmas tree will help you pull the whole thing together.
1. Australian Christmas Tree Wall Decal 2. Christmas Reindeer and Gingerbread Toy 3. Personalised Initial Christmas Tree Bauble 4. Personalised Clear Polar Bear Mr and Mrs Decoration 5. Christmas Felt Ball Garlands 6. Happy First Christmas Ceramic Baubles
The holiday table
Whether you’re hosting Christmas Day lunch at your place or having all your mates over for a boozy silly season barbie, setting the tone with the right table decor is key. Think table runners, napkins, ice buckets and glassware. Want to create something extra special for your nearest and dearest? Use personalised ornaments as place settings that double as Christmas keepsakes.
1. Red Wreath Personalised Christmas Table Runner 2. Set of Personalised Vintage Fork Cheese Markers 3. Personalised Reindeer Christmas Napkin 4. Personalised Silver Ice Bucket 5. Christmas Red Spot Linen Napkins 6. ‘Christmas Spirit’ Decanter
The advent calendar
Your official Christmas countdown begins on December 1, and whether you do it with a cute card advent calendar (no sugar high for the kids!), reusable baubles that let you add your own treats, or 25 days of gin or whisky samples, an advent calendar is a pre-Christmas gift that keeps on giving! (And don’t forget your four-legged friends waiting for Santa Paws…)
1. Fill Your Own Bauble Advent Calendar 2. Australian Whisky Advent Calendar 3. Personalised Christmas Advent Calendar Hanger 4. Pet Treat Advent Calendar 5. Christmas Advent Village 6. Personalised Shakies Nativity Advent Calendar
The sacks and stockings
Santa Claus is coming to town, and he’s going to need somewhere to put all those pressies the elves have been busy making. But a beautiful personalised sack or stocking isn’t just something you put out on December 24 – these sweet keepsakes deserve to be put on display in your home where they can boost your pre-Chrissy excitement.
1. Personalised Denim Christmas Sack 2. Personalised Luxury Velvet Christmas Stocking 3. Personalised Pet Paw Print Christmas Sack 4. ‘Ho Bloody Ho’ Personalised Christmas Sack 5. Personalised Mr and Mrs Faux Fur Stockings 6. ‘You’re On My Naughty List’ Christmas Gift Sack
Playing catch-up? Here’s what we’ve already done…
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