Lists, pages and sections to include in a Christmas planner

I always recommend using a Christmas planner with lots of space for lists and notes to help you get organised for the festive season. Whether it’s your own DIY version or a bought physical or digital planner, they’re a great way to keep your festive plans on track. The more organised you are, the more […]

The best Christmas cookie recipes

This week I’ve been planning my Christmas baking – so I thought I’d share some of my favourite Christmas cookie recipes with you. It might seem a little early, but I like to make sure I’ve got enough time set aside so it doesn’t become a chore and I really enjoy this delightful Christmas tradition. […]

How to choose an eco-friendly Christmas jumper

The Christmas jumper has become a big part of the festive season for most of us – but buying a new one every year is terrible for the planet. So here are some tips on how to buy an eco-friendly Christmas jumper: First of all, if you have to buy a new jumper this year, […]

Kickstart your festive shopping: visit a year-round Christmas shop

Have you heard of year-round Christmas shops? They’re a brilliant way to get your festive shopping started – and you could even plan your visit around a summer holiday or road trip! Lots of the year-round Christmas shops in the UK are located in towns and cities which are also popular destinations for holidays and […]

Get Christmas organised with the five minute ‘to do’ list

Have you started organising Christmas in earnest yet? If not, it might be because it feels overwhelming and too big a task. If so, you’re not alone. I find it much easier to be motivated to get things done – and find the time – if I have quick, easy wins on my ‘to do’ […]

How to decline Christmas party invitations


I know lots of people feel guilty about not wanting to attend every festive event they’re invited to – including me. So in this blog post I’m sharing techniques to help you decline Christmas party invitations quickly, easily – and without feeling bad. When you think about it, promptly and politely saying ‘no’ to an […]

What to do if you spent too much at Christmas

The festive season is always an expensive time and with the cost of living spiralling, Christmas 2022 was even more financially challenging than most. So what should you do if you spent too much at Christmas? Forgive yourself If you overspent this Christmas, the first thing to do is try not to beat yourself up […]

Why January is the perfect month to start planning next Christmas

When it comes to Christmas, I always say the earlier you start planning the better. This is why I think January is the perfect month to start. It can save you a lot of money and stress – and means you’ll have time to have fun when December finally arrives. This, for me, is by […]

The best Christmas presents for pets

Our animals are as much a part of our families as our human relatives – so we love showering them with gifts and treats. Here are my ideas for the best Christmas presents for pets (and their animal mad owners)! At no cost to you, I’ll receive a small commission on some products purchased via […]

My tips for stress-free hosting on Christmas Day

From cooking dinner for a large group of people to decorating your home, there’s a lot to think about when you’re hosting on Christmas Day. Check out my tips for stress-free Christmas hosting! Just to let you know that – at no cost to you – I will receive a small commission on some products […]

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