Hollah! Four Holiday Organizing Must-Haves
The most wonderful time of the year is once again upon us. Get organized for the post-Thanksgiving-to-New Year hollidaze marathon with these four fun holiday organizing helpers.
Keep track of Santa's arrival with one of these 25 creative advent calendars. Choose from DIY calendars or even one with whiskey! These calendars aren't limited to Christmas celebrations: use them to countdown to New Year's Eve or the first day of Hanukah. Or choose this Byers Choice, Menorah Calendar, to countdown to the festival of lights.
Holiday Card Apps
Does the whole "licking envelopes, buying stamps" thing stop you from sending holiday cards? This year enlist your smartphone as your holiday card elf and use it to create cards and send them by text message, e-mail or snail mail. Yep, it's that easy. Read Smartphone Apps Send Holiday Greetings to learn how.
We all wish we could delegate an elf to hit the lines at the shopping mall for us. But tech savvy shoppers know that holiday shopping apps and websites can be almost as helpful. Read 5 Money-Saving Tools, Apps and Websites for Holiday Shopping to make gift-giving easy.
No Time to Cook?
Make feeding the holiday hordes simple by outsourcing some of the cooking to others. No, we're not talking potluck, we're talking catered foods. National retailers such as Whole Foods, Dean & Deluca and Zabar's can deliver everything from apps to a stuffed turkey. Budget shoppers can find deals on fully-catered meals at Costco stores. Or ask your local supermarket for their catering menu, most have one!