To tell the truth, I like preparing for the biggest holiday of the year more than celebrating it. The excitement associated with choosing gifts for the family and friends, hopes for the future and plans for the upcoming year inspire and motivate for further achievements.
Also, I like to prepare for Christmas celebrations early to avoid big crowds and the hustle at the stores on the holiday eve. So, I start my Christmas preparations in mid fall and here is my Christmas preparation checklist.
- Outdoor Christmas decorations
- Christmas tree decorations
- Advent calendar
- Christmas stockings
- Holiday tableware
- Christmas gifts
My favorite stores for outdoor Christmas decorations is Costco and Lowe’s. These stores offer a nice selection of holiday outdoor decorations that will help add Christmas spirit and turn your home into a picture-perfect fairy-tale house.
The lowest prices on holiday decorations are during Christmas clearance, so if you want to get Christmas outdoor decorations at the best price possible you can purchase them after the holiday and be prepared for the next holiday season long in advance.
When it comes to indoor Christmas decorations Costco is an excellent store to check. They offer a nice selection of products at good prices. From adorable Christmas gnomes, Santa, snowmen, rain deer and more there are lots of holiday decoration items to choose from. Also, there various illumination options to create a wow effect.
Christmas tree is traditionally the main element of indoor decoration and tree decorations can even be personalized.
I love personalized stuff and from time to time I add a couple of personalized decorations to my collection. This year I’ve added this cute Christmas elf. I ordered it at Personalization Mall and received it in this luxury velvet bag.
What I love about Personalization Mall is that it offers free personalization and a wide selection of products to choose from. I usually buy from them using Personalization Mall coupon to get a discount and save on my purchase. Last month I ordered cute, personalized Christmas stockings and now I’ve added a new Christmas tree decoration to my collection.
Personalization creations like that make festivities truly special. You see, we have a family tradition to purchase at least one new Christmas tree ball or some other decoration before the holiday and this ball becomes the symbol of the coming year.
Last year I purchased this cute, personalized Christmas tree skirt at Personalization Mall too. In fact, Christmas tree skirt will add the finishing touch to your Christmas tree and is going to last for years to come. It can become the unique symbol of your family once you decide to get it personalized. If you check Personalization Mall even now you will see many Christmas tree skirts on sale, including Christmas Family Embroidered Santa Tree Skirt that I bought. Now the price is good, and the quality is awesome!
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Since I’ve already purchase brand new personalized Christmas stockings now there are three items left on my list: advent calendar, holiday tableware and Christmas gifts.
I still haven’t made up my mind about the first two, but I know already where I’m going to buy Christmas gifts for kids.
When I was at Costco last time I saw a huge assortment of LEGO construction sets, cute Mattel Minions and many other toys my children would be happy to get as Christmas gifts.