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24 DAYS OF X-MAS / Last Minute

Okay folks, Christmas is just around the corner. And when I mean ‘just around the corner’, I actually mean that Christmas is in five days! It’s time for a last minute check to make sure we’re all set for this magical day. We’ve been waiting for it all year, now is not the time to mess something up.

Last Minute

Getting organized is the key to spend a great holiday but despite our best efforts, we might forget a little something or two. There is a lot to think about and it’s easy to get lost. I can’t even imagine the stress of being the parent of many kids. Santa and his companions would be quite helpful in a situation like that.

In today’s post I’m going to make sure you go through everything one more time before finally settling and enjoying.

24 DAYS OF X-MAS / Last Minute on NinetyCo by Jessica Woods

The Gifts

Every year is the same, we try to get as organized as possible and then we realize we forgot to buy that book our nephew asked for Christmas. Worse even, the amazing kitchen kit you ordered for your own kid hasn’t arrived yet. Take a deep breath, it’s all going to be fine. The first thing I would recommend is to stay calm. If you have a delivery problem, whether your package got lost or delayed, it’s not your fault.

You can still order a little something as a second option, many websites are closing their Christmas orders on the 21st (which is tomorrow) with express delivery for a guaranteed Christmas delivery.

If you’re invited somewhere for Christmas and forgot to buy a little something, a Christmas card is an amazing idea. Receiving a sincere and personal note is always appreciated and some cards are truly good.

24 DAYS OF X-MAS / Last Minute on NinetyCo by Jessica Woods
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24 DAYS OF X-MAS / Last Minute on NinetyCo by Jessica Woods

The Dishes

If you’re hosting this year, you have to make sure everything is ready. Whether it’s the plates you’re going to use, the roasted chicken you’re going to cook or the Christmas cookies you have to bake, please be certain you have everything. I don’t think anyone is prepared for a last-minute trip to the grocery store at this time of year. If you have to buy some ingredients, make sure to go before it’s too late.

It might sound silly but also count how many glasses, forks, knives and napkins you’ll need. It would be shame to have your dad eating in a bowl because you broke a plate last week.

24 DAYS OF X-MAS / Last Minute on NinetyCo by Jessica Woods

The Decoration

If you planned on celebrating Christmas without a Christmas tree, it’s up to you. But if you didn’t, it’s time to get a move on. Did you check the lights? Are they all working? Is the Christmas tree still in good shape? If you see some of the lower branches go down a little, maybe remove a few ornaments already to make sure it will still be standing on the 25th. Water it as well, don’t forget it’s a tree, it lives and breathes.

Overall, it’s small details you need to check but it can make a whole lot of difference. I just want for you to have an amazing time!

Are you all set for Christmas?

46 comments on “24 DAYS OF X-MAS / Last Minute

  1. Darling blog! Love the color scheme and photos are beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much Nicole!

  2. This is such a cheeky little post! I love the way you write and your sweet approach to the holidays. Definitely a post to smile to, love xx

    Jordyn Pamela | Lovely Little Roses

    1. As a non native this was the best compliment I could ever get! Thank you so much πŸ™‚

  3. omg I am totally not ready for Christmas, These all look great
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    1. I’d like to think I’m ready but I’m pretty sure I’m not

  4. I’m checking today if I have all ingredients to bake something to bring to my friends’ house on 24th evening!!!
    http://www.bonjourchiara.com

    1. That’s the way to do it πŸ˜‰

    1. That one with Santa is just hilarious!

  5. Beautiful post dear! Thank you a lot for your last comment on my blog πŸ™‚
    Sending much love!
    Xx
    Rosa Larissa Klara

    conscious lifestyle of mine

    1. You’re so welcome, I love it

  6. Can’t wait for Christmas and love these photos! .xx

    https://lovelindali.wordpress.com

    1. I’m so excited as well πŸ™‚

  7. You know, it’s so funny because the plates were the first thing I purchased for the season, ahead of all the gifts, haha. I’m such a foodie and love to host at my home, so I was really excited to get that done. I’m finally able to say that I’ve purchased all the gifts, waiting on some to be delivered, but most are already wrapped and under the tree! Thanks for sharing, girlie, and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    1. I see you’re so well organized, I’m almost jealous haha

  8. Lovely photos. Gift giving this time of the year is tough. These are great tips.

    Inez | My Small World

    1. It’s such a stressful time…

  9. Confesso que ainda tenho algumas coisas para providenciar.
    Mas eu chego lΓ‘.
    Belo post!

    Dany
    Blog Breshopping da Dany

    1. I must admit I add to translate your comment.. Thank you so much for your words πŸ™‚

  10. Your photos are so photogenic!

    Liz

  11. Loved the post!! Thanks for sharing!!
    xx
    MΓ³nica Sors
    NEW POST: MES VOYAGES Γ€ PARIS

    1. I’m glad you like it Monica!

  12. I just love pine! The perfect accessory for gifts and the dinner table…the smell is beyond amazing πŸ™‚

    MERRY CHRISTMAS to you! x

    1. I wish my house could be filled with pine all year long!

  13. Love the Christmas cheer! Done half of the presents but I guess we’re all set too. Thanks for the inspo, spread the cheer!

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    1. You’re welcome Mercy! Happy holidays πŸ™‚

  14. Seriously can’t believe Christmas is just 5 days away! 5 days! I still have bakery shopping and a little gift shopping left. Thank you sharing this post, glad to know I am not the only one who keeps forgetting something or other.

    xx
    Makeup, Style and Sugar
    https://simpliannie.wordpress.com

    1. There is just so many things to think about. I’m pretty sure on the 24th I’m going to realize I forgot something…

  15. Lovely post, the gift wrap is divine πŸ™‚ Definitely made me realize it’s five days away and I still have loads to do!!

    xo
    Marta
    http://www.paradiseplayground.net

    1. December flew by so quickly, it’s insane…

  16. Great checklist Jessica and I just read your cookie post. OMG seriously good-looking and I presume good tasting too. To me, it’s never too early or too soon to try out a new cookie recipe, so thanks for sharing!
    Best wishes for a peaceful Christmas and a happy new year filled with health, happiness, and spectacular blog success.
    Best,
    Mette

    1. Oh my thank you so so much for these kind words! The cookies were indeed good.

      I wish you the best for this New Year and Merry Christmas πŸ™‚

  17. Great post, there’s so many things to check that are running smoothly before Christmas that I’ve already forgotten about! I love the pine needles in the mason jar, that’s a lovely DIY idea for holiday decor!

    http://mylovelierdays.com

    1. It’s honestly so easy to make! Even if a branch breaks for example, it would be a shame to throw it away

  18. Definitely want to try the pine branch method. Sounds like a good way to extend the beauty even after Christmas. :]

    // β–² itsCarmen.com β–²

    1. Most trees just get tired you know? Too much weight is put on them

    1. Thanks Nada πŸ™‚

  19. that gift wrap is so pretty! the funnest part of gifting for me is the presentation, no matter how small the gift is!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

    1. I totally agree with you, wrapping is everything!

  20. Wow, absolutely love this post!

    -xx, Sia
    http://www.siafoch.com

  21. I still have to do the last minute shopping and wrapping. Anyway, thanks for sharing this πŸ™‚

    Advance Merry Christmas!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    http://www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

    1. To be completely honest with you, I wrapped the last presents yesterday!

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