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Christmas 2016: How to Prepare the House for Christmas

India 12 November 2016: We all love preparing for Christmas, but often We just don't know where to begin. So read on to know how to prepare your home for Christmas.

Clean the house. 

Christmas 2016: How to Prepare the House for Christmas

We all want our house to look spotless and clean for christmas. So go ahead and give the house a nice deep clean, dust, vacuum, mop, and polish. Get done with all the laundry. If there are children in your household then have them clean their rooms. While cleaning the house make sure to get rid of all the unwanted stuff from your house, like broken toys, furniture etc.

Set up the lights. 

Set up the lights for christmas season

We all love decorating our homes with colorful lights during Christmas. If you have lights at home from previous years, then you can use the same; if you don't go to a electrical store and buy new ones. While buying lights make sure to buy plenty of light hooks and nails to hang them. Before buying new lights plan what you want to do with them. This will help you to know approximately how many feet of the lighting will you need.

Put up the Christmas Tree. 

Put up the Christmas Tree for christmas season

During Christmas many of us setup a Christmas tree and decorate it at home. If you don’t have a Christmas tree you can buy one. To decorate the tree put the lights on the tree first, and wrap the lights in and out of the branches for a fully "lit-up" look. Next comes the ornaments. Do this a s family activity, letting everyone decorate the tree with their favorite ornaments. Finally put on the tree topper, Which could be a star or an angel.

Put out other decorations. 

Put out other decorations for christmas season

Decorate the remaining of the house using decor like Santa figurines or Nutcracker figures. If you have a holiday table runner then this is the perfect time to use them.

Make a Gingerbread house. Making gingerbread houses is a fun craft to do during the Christmas season. Kids absolutely love it. You can buy gingerbread house kits available in the market to make them or make them on your own from scratch.

Christmas 2016: How to Prepare the House for Christmas

Make cookies. Try making cookies just a few days before Christmas as they're in danger of all being eaten even before Christmas eve. Some of the most popular Christmas cookies are the Gingerbread men and Sugar cookies.

Buy presents.

Cadbury Silk Miniatures Gift Box
Cadbury Silk Miniatures Gift Box 

Christmas is that time of the year when you give gifts to your family and friends. To start with your Christmas gift shopping the very first thing you need to do is to make a list, of who all you need to buy gifts for and what you want  to buy for them. Make sure to set a budget for each gift before you go shopping. Once you're done buying the gift make sure you wrap them up properly. You can use ribbons, raffia, or fabric scraps to decorate your gifts wrapping.