Talking about it any earlier than this is just wrong, but we know a lot of people like to start talking about it as soon as we’re no more than half way through the year. We’re talking about the festive season, because boy is it creeping up upon us! It is now six weeks and two days until we actually get have to wake up on Christmas morning, and begin the festivities. If we could give any advice, it would be to make sure that you’re saving your money now. If there’s one thing that we all associate with Christmas, it’s the cost that comes with it! But, for the most part, this truly is one of the best times of year. It’s a snuggly time of year, a cosy time of year, and it’s the time of year where family and friends come together to have a great time. It’s also one of the things that seems to come and so quickly, so we might as well talk about making the most of it now, before it flies by once more.

Start Planning Now

So, we’ve said how long it is until Christmas day, and a lot of people will have mixed feelings about that. Some will think, ‘oh, I’ve got absolutely ages’, and some will go into a blind panic. For those of you who think you’ve got ages, you really haven’t. Time seems to be going so quickly at the minute, and for those of you who have a monthly pay, you now only have one left before D-day! So, buying half of your presents now, and half of them with your pay at the end of November is highly advised. If you don’t have a clue what to give anyone, then there are a few go to gifts that you can always rely on. For all the females in your life that you might need to buy presents for, buying pamper kits is always the way forward. You could make a little hamper full of face masks, creams, makeup etc. It’s the ultimate gift for any girl. As for the men in your life, you should definitely think about experience days. They’re so much fun, there’s a wide variety of options to choose from and you can really get a lot for your money with them.

Making The Most Of Festive Fun

Like we said, Christmas seems to come and go quicker than anything else, so now that it is coming close to it, you’re going to have to make the most of it. First of all, you need to think about a Christmas party. It’s the best way to get everyone you care about together and to have a fab time whilst doing it. You can organise a Christmas party restaurant that really would suit everyone you could think of inviting. Those who wanted to go out for a little bit of a festive drink afterwards could do that too. You also need to go to everything festive themed, especially German Christmas markets if you have one close to you. They really do get you in the spirit for some Christmas fun!

Giving A Little Something Back

Christmas is not all about giving to your friends or family, the people who probably have enough in their life already! We think that Christmas time is a great time to get involved with some volunteer work so that you can give back to those who are less fortunate than us. There are so many great charities out there, both for animals and humans that really would need the help. Christmas time is also mega busy for charities, especially those where the services they provide, rely on the donations they recieve. All you could do is a little charity work to help try to raise the money, or you could even do something like a bake sale for the homeless.

Don’t Forget New Years!

Who says that the festiveness has to end just because Christmas is over. New Year’s Eve is one of the best nights of the year. Mainly due to it being the only night of the year where pretty much everyone has the day off the next day, and everyone is in the mood to have some fun. Try and plan a night out or a get together with some of your nearest and dearest. Going out for the night is usually the best idea as the atmosphere is just so lively and fun!

Nb. Collaborative post.