Having so much to do can make this time of year very stressful. You can make it a bit easier by getting organised. Spend some time today writing lists and checking what you've done and what still needs to be done before the 25th.
Make as many lists as you need - cards to write and post, gifts to buy, food to order, people to visit, parties to prepare for and so on. Use your diary and book slots for all the activities ~ knowing you'll have the time to do them can help prevent panic ~ and don't forget to delegate ~ you are not solely responsible for Christmas!
I just had to share this bargain find - all these lovely organisers (from Dunelm) are in my current mustard and grey colour crush and they are a real bargain - all four would only set you back £9.
Every week I tell myself that I could have achieved more if I'd been more organised. Usually I ignore my own advice as I'm not very good with being told what to do - even by myself!
This week it will be different. The lists and planners are out and next week is getting knocked into shape. I've tried a lot of planners over the years and I've yet to find "the perfect planner" - maybe it doesn't exist. Currently I am favouring a mix of ready printed and some printable downloads, which I just punch and put in a file.
There are lots of free printables out there and I have a couple of simple ones below - just click on them to print.
The ready printed meal planners and shopping lists are from The Works.