Christmas is just about the corner, and hopefully, you have enough money stacked up to live through this Christmas to the fullest. With the shops and streets that have hanged up illuminations and decorations in view of the upcoming birthday of Christ, as well as with the streets and buildings that might already have been lined white in certain countries, it is hard to not get caught up in the festive mood. And of course, let us not exclude the tropical regions and the southern hemisphere, where – despite the lack of whiteness – Christmas will still for all create a magical aura.
Getting ready for Christmas is bound to be an important event for any Christian family, but nowadays you can find even followers of other religions taking part in the exchange of gifts and the setting up of Christmas trees. But if your family is Christian, you will naturally put in more effort unlike others, and might start preparing for Christmas since mid-October or even earlier. November is often completely the preparatory month where families will begin to buy gift hampers and other gifts as well as the other necessities which are not food (as they will expire); start wrapping them and making cards to go with the presents.
When the month of November comes to a close, the food preparations – especially the ones that can be frozen – will start in earnest. Stacking up on grocery in Singapore and sweets will be of utmost importance, lest you want to run out of them right before Christmas – and be faced with either exorbitant prices or find nothing to buy at all! Decorating the house also begins at this stage – hanging the decorations as well as decorating the Christmas tree. It’s also a good idea to not stick to just to your house, but also decorate the outside as well – let the Christmas spirit be everywhere!
And once you are just one week just before Christmas, it is time to start the preparations for the perishable foods, as well as the sweets that would otherwise run out before Christmas had you made them in advance (such as the gingerbread houses and panettoni). Once you are done with all the preparations, it’s time for the countdown! It is at this point that the family movies, Christmas movies and other family games and the like are brought out as the remaining few days are spent waiting for the relatives to visit. Certain families might also skip this whole process and instead take a holiday abroad for the festive season, but the usual is to spend a relaxing week of happiness at home!