Bad Christmas? Feeling depressed? Upset that things didn’t go as planned? Don’t worry–you wouldn’t be alone. Everyone experiences a bad Christmas now and then, but that’s totally fine. Not every Christmas has to be perfect, but it’s still important that you find out why you had such a miserable time so that you can fix it for next year. Take this as a failure to learn from and read these tips to give you some ideas.
- Save money next Christmas so you don’t need to compromise on decorations, presents or other expenses.
- Don’t invite annoying or disruptive people to your Christmas party or dinner if you can avoid it.
- And if you can’t avoid it, learn to put up with them. Maybe you could speak with them to calm them down a bit, or perhaps you could ask a friend or family member to watch over them.
- Never leave your Christmas cards and presents at the last moment. Even if you’re just gifting chocolates and sweets, wrapping gifts, writing cards and putting on a good presentation can take longer than you’d think!
- If you’re going to hand-make gifts like cards or little trinkets, get some practice in so they don’t end up looking like a child’s art project and give yourself plenty of time to make them look stunning.
- Control or limit the alcohol if you want to have a stable and stress-free morning after. It’s fine to get a little rowdy, just keep in mind the work you have to put in the next day to clean things up.
- Entertainment is always important. If you’re inviting guests over, you need to have some fun things lined up. Be it a board game, fireworks or even a Christmas film, keep them entertained and engaged so they aren’t sat around on their mobile phones.
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