One thing that I do normally is hit the Boxing Day Sales for Christmas cards, wrapping paper and decorations. Everything is so cheap!
I do the same for my business. In the lead up to the sales, I write a list of what I want – how many cards (I usually factor in at least a 10% increase in cards from the current year), the colour of wrapping paper, if I need any decorations for my stall at Christmas markets. This means I know what I'm looking for and don't spend all day wandering a busy shopping centre without knowing what I need.
If I have time, I scope out the shops so I have an idea of where to go on Boxing Day.
When the big day arrives, my hubby drops me off so we don't have to worry about parking and I call him when I'm done.
Back at home, I put everything away in a place where I will find it again easily the following year.
As Christmas approaches, I get my stash of cards and goodies out and I'm ready to go. Not only am I organised, but I've also saved myself a heap of money!
Enjoy your Christmas.