100 days to Christmas! How to prepare for the festive season (+ stay stress-free)

Ooh the Christmas countdown has really snuck up on me this year and now it’s just 100 days until Christmas! So? That’s ageeees away, right? Well, in the world of thrifty living and financial planning, it’s actually a great time to start thinking about Christmas and I’ve written a little something to get your festive preparations off to a flying start…

ALL THINGS CHRISTMAS

The fantastic news is that my article about preparing for the festive season in advance has just been published on AllThingsChristmas.com! If you haven’t already come across this website, it’s famous for sharing tips, facts and gorgeous photos about Christmas all year round. Now that’s my kind of website!

My blog post is about how to start planning for Christmas in September, and it’s not JUST about saving your money (although that play a part in it, of course). Head over to the website to have a read of the 5 most important things you can do this month to get ahead and not feel totally stressed out when December arrives.

Blog Post: How to DIY a custom-made neon snowflake light

MAKERS CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN

I’ve just had a message from one of my fabulous talented maker friends Hannah Berridge who has created a festive hashtag on Instagram #MakersChristmasCountdown. Be sure to use it during the 100 days run-up to Christmas to share your makes and festive planning when you post photos or stories on Instagram.

Hannah is an incredibly creative lady who paints gorgeous ceramics and her festive ranges are simply stunning. Have a look at her Etsy shop Hannah Berridge Ceramics to see the personalised items she can create for you – that’s more gifts ticked off your Christmas list straight away!

FESTIVE DIYs

I’ve got some new festive DIYs in the pipeline that I’ll be sharing with you in November and December (yes, I’ve started making them already!) but in the meantime, there are plenty of DIY decorations, recipes and festive projects on my YouTube channel and Christmas prep posts on my blog.

I like to make my videos short (this one above is a 3 minute tutorial that I first shared on my Instagram story!) and the projects are easy to follow and low cost! I will of course be adding more Christmas decor step-by-step videos so be sure to subscribe to my Cassiefairy YouTube channel to be updated whenever my DIY guides are published.

Check out my DIY stalk-of-sprouts project here

Let me know what you’re doing this month to prepare for Christmas in the comments below – I’d love to hear your tips for a stress-free festive season. Only 100 days to go, people! πŸ™‚

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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