As requested, here is the reprint of my countdown to Christmas part two,

A beautifully decorated tree at Willistead Manor in Windsor On

Making it easy – With just over four weeks to go here is your weekly update. 

This week decorate your front door and put up any outdoor lights and decorations. It’s nice to do this as a family, so save this for the weekend and have some hot chocolate to warm everyone up after. Plan all your special menus and jot down any additional items that you will need to add to your list. Look in the freezer and use up any items so that you can have space ready for special treats. Give the house a pre-holiday clean and get the family to help by designating some chores. Call it your “holiday helper” list. If you have any house projects on the go finish them this week.

Shopping List:  Advent calendars for December 1st. Empty tins/containers if you give baked goods as gifts. Strings of lights, and anything that you forgot to buy from last week’s list. No time to shop? Order online.