It’s Rudolph Day! Do you know what that means? It’s something someone put together many years ago to help with spreading out Christmas planning throughout the year, to help make the Christmas season less stressful. You can read more about it here – Rudolph Club. Sometimes I’ve actually done something about it, but never consistently. (At the bottom of this post, I’ll put links to some of the months I actually completed something, so that they’re all in one place.)
I remembered this today because this year we’re planning on having many visitors for Christmas, and I know I’ll be much happier if I do as much preparation ahead of time as possible. About twenty-five years ago I tried following the Holiday Grand Plan, and while I liked it, it just didn’t fit our lifestyle. Another year I tried the Christmas Countdown (six weeks instead of eighteen devoted to holiday prep and housecleaning), and that was pretty good, but it wasn’t quite “me” either. This year I thought I’d look at them again, and I found something else called the House and Holidays Plan. It looks promising.
The plan starts next week. I’m not in the middle of the first week of school or seminary or soccer or anything else that made sticking to a long-term plan difficult in the past, so here’s my public declaration that I’m going to give it a try. Feel free to follow along if you’d like. Over the years I’ve learned that even if I don’t complete every task on the list, I do more than I would have otherwise, and that’s always a good thing.
Here’s the schedule for the “Fall House Cleaning” (and in addition each week will have some holiday prep chores like planning menus, wardrobes, travel, and/or gifts).
I'm a wife and mother of six children, and grandma to 16, who lives in the paradise called South Florida. I may be happy, sad, overwhelmed, excited, content, or any other emotion, but I am NEVER BORED.