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Savvy's 2020 Holiday Prep Advent Calendar

by Katie Frizzell

To get us in the spirit of the season, here is a list of things you can do to help prepare yourself for the hustle and bustle of the holidays. This list combines real holiday prep with self-care moments to get you ready to take this holiday season by storm. It doesn’t matter what order you do them in; you can do one each day, or multiple in one day. Whatever works for you! I hope you enjoy this 2020 Holiday Prep Advent Calendar.

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25 Days - December 1 - December 252020 Holiday Prep Adevent Calendar depicting each day's task on individual mint green squares against a holiday themed background.
  1. Break out the decorations. Determine what brings you joy and what is used and discard what you don’t love or need.
  2. Put up decorations.
  3. After decorating, do a clean sweep of floors, vacuum rugs and carpet, and mop if necessary.
  4. Refresh your furniture. Vacuum couches and chairs, launder blankets, and fluff pillows.
  5. Get cozy and watch your favorite holiday movie.
  6. Make a list of who you will give a gift and what you plan to give them. Consider giving cards or homemade gifts instead of buying gifts.
  7. Send holiday cards.
  8. Buy gifts or supplies for DIY presents.
  9. Make DIY gifts or do another holiday craft.
  10. Drink a seasonal beverage such as coffee, tea, cider, or cocoa.
  11. Clean out the fridge and freezer and wipe them down inside and out.
  12. Take inventory of kitchen utensils and get rid of what you don’t use.
  13. Make a playlist of your favorite holiday songs.
  14. Treat yourself to a new, cozy pajama set. It doesn’t have to be expensive!
  15. Do a fun holiday activity you enjoy such as caroling, building a gingerbread house, or ice skating. Feel free to enjoy them alone or do them with a friend.
  16. Decide what your holiday plans will be this year. Make a calendar or list of the events you will attend with dates, times, and locations.
  17. Make your holiday menu.
  18. Organize the pantry or wherever you store your food and take inventory of what you already have and make a list of what you need to buy.
  19. Go ahead and buy nonperishable ingredients.
  20. Finalize any last-minute gifts.
  21. Go ahead and wrap presents.
  22. Drive around and look at light displays.
  23. Try baking a new or classic holiday recipe. Share with someone or enjoy yourself.
  24. Check in on someone you will be missing this holiday season. Consider how you can still interact with them. Send them a gift or food, give them a call/text, or schedule a video chat.
  25. Enjoy Christmas Day!