5 Ways to Reduce Your Christmas Stress Now

5 Ways to Reduce Your Christmas Stress Now

Christmas in July? But summer is still in full swing! The days are long, cool breezes are welcome, and beaches are packed. It’s a fun season, but soon it will be the most wonderful time of the year—that’s right, Christmas is less than six months away!

Believe it or not, now is the time to start planning for the holidays. So, follow suit of the guy in the big red suit and make your Christmas To-Do List! (Just don’t forget to check it twice.)

Beat the last-minute winter blues with these five tips to reduce your Christmas stress now:

1. Set the Date – Plan Your Christmas Party Now

Once you set the date, you can officially start all preparations. Get the guest list in order now and you’ll know well in advance how much food to prepare.

Grab a few boxes of these cute plaid Christmas invitation cards and go ahead and check that off your list!

2. Take Family Photos – Get Your Christmas Cards Finished Now

Are you having a family get-together this summer? Are the older kids home from college? Schedule family portraits now while the gang is in one place and get the family Christmas cards taken care of.

BONUS TIP: Frame some of your other favorite photos that didn’t make the front of the card for a quick and heart-warming Christmas gift that the grandparents will cherish! 

3. Have Kids? – Get Ahead of The GAMES

The younger kids will be home from school over the holidays and it won’t take long for the boredom to set in. Keep them entertained while the grown-ups talk after dinner with these fun Bingo games! Or make it a family-affair and have everyone join in for a friendly game of Holiday Bingo or Christmas Bingo.

   

4. Trim the Tree – Buy Holiday Decorations At A Discount Now

At this time of the year, you can find everything you’ll need to decorate your home for the holidays at amazing deals. Stock up on Christmas lights and ornaments for the tree and save time and money while you’re at it!

Don’t wait until December 1st to start the Christmas countdown. Celebrate Christmas in July by ordering one of these cute Christmas countdown advent calendars and proudly display it on time this year!

These Christmas stickers make the sweetest touch to any holiday party or get-together! Just peel-and-stick to your favorite small candies for delicious party favors in a snap.

Use them on:

  • Hershey's® Kisses
  • Lifesaver® Mints
  • Rolo® Chewy Caramels
  • York® Miniature Peppermint Patties
  • Reese's® Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures

They also make great envelope seals for your Christmas Party invitations or Thank You cards!

5. Beat the Post Office Rush – Purchase Gifts Online Now

Why wait in line forever and fight the crowds this Christmas? Check Christmas shopping off your list early from the comforts of your own couch. You’ll also be ahead of the masses when it comes to receiving your orders on time—even your mailman will thank you.

Top off your gifts with these one-of-a-kind Christmas gift tag stickers

 

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How are you celebrating Christmas in July? Leave us a comment below or share your photos with us on our Facebook Page or Instagram with #distinctivs!

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