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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?

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  • Nicole

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

  • Jordyn Pamela

    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

    • Jessica

      As a non native this was the best compliment I could ever get! Thank you so much 🙂

  • Laura Mitbrodt

    omg I am totally not ready for Christmas, These all look great

    • Jessica

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

  • bonjourchiara

    I’m checking today if I have all ingredients to bake something to bring to my friends’ house on 24th evening!!!

  • Mel

    Love the greeting cards!


  • Rosa Larissa Klara

    Beautiful post dear! Thank you a lot for your last comment on my blog 🙂
    Sending much love!
    Rosa Larissa Klara

    conscious lifestyle of mine

  • Linda Li

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


  • Jalisa

    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!



    • Jessica

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

  • Inez

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

    Inez | My Small World

  • Daniella Dias

    Confesso que ainda tenho algumas coisas para providenciar.
    Mas eu chego lá.
    Belo post!

    Blog Breshopping da Dany

    • Jessica

      I must admit I add to translate your comment.. Thank you so much for your words 🙂

  • Liz Nguyen

    Your photos are so photogenic!


  • Mónica - MVAP Blog

    Loved the post!! Thanks for sharing!!
    Mónica Sors

  • Katrin

    I just love pine! The perfect accessory for gifts and the dinner table…the smell is beyond amazing 🙂

    MERRY CHRISTMAS to you! x

    • Jessica

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

  • Mercy

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


  • Ankita Bardhan

    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.

    Makeup, Style and Sugar

    • Jessica

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

  • marta

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


    • Jessica

      December flew by so quickly, it’s insane…

  • monsterscircus

    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.

    • Jessica

      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 🙂

  • Diana

    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!


    • Jessica

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

  • carmen

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

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

    • Jessica

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

  • Nada


  • yuka

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


    • Jessica

      I totally agree with you, wrapping is everything!

  • Sia Foch

    Wow, absolutely love this post!

    -xx, Sia

  • Shaira

    I still have to do the last minute shopping and wrapping. Anyway, thanks for sharing this 🙂

    Advance Merry Christmas!


    • Jessica

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

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