Mail letters to Santa nice and early to ensure he has enough time to respond!Photo: iStockphoto
Find a local toy drive and make a holiday donation!Photo: iStockphoto
Bake and decorate a gingerbread house with the little ones.Photo: iStockphoto
Choose the perfect Christmas tree and doll it up with the family.
Declare tonight “movie night” and watch a holiday flick or two with the kiddies.Photo: iStockphoto
Stay on budget! Make sure you’re tracking all your holiday purchases.Photo: iStockphoto
After dinner, bundle up the family and go for a mini-hike.Photo: iStockphoto
Get your Christmas cards written and stamped.Photo: iStockphoto
Hop in the car or go for a walk and take a Christmas-light tour with your family.Photo: iStockphoto
Get your kids feeling festive by making your own holiday wrapping paper.Photo: iStockphoto
Schedule a date with your partner before the holiday madness kicks in.Photo: iStockphoto
Go skating!Photo: iStockphoto
Take some “me time” today, even if it’s just for an hour.Photo: iStockphoto
Have a screen-free evening. Read your family’s favourite holiday books.Photo: iStockphoto
Get into the holiday groove and bake one of these 57 mouthwatering recipes for your upcoming family get-together.Photo: Maya Visnyei
Today is the cut-off for holiday mail delivery to arrive on time for Christmas within Canada. If you’re shipping a holiday package or card somewhere else, double check the cut-off date on canadapost.ca.Photo: iStockphoto
Take a deep breath (and avoid the mall). The Christmas madness is in full swing!Photo: iStockphoto
Put on a holiday playlist, hang up those stockings and listen for Santa’s sleigh.Photo: iStockphoto
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!
If you’re brave enough, head out to your local mall or shop online for Boxing Day sales. Kwanzaa also begins today.
Play some of your favourite family board games.Photo: iStockphoto
For those eager to get their house back to normal, set some time aside to start taking down Christmas decor.Photo: iStockphoto
Make (and maybe even start) your New Year’s resolution, like getting back in shape. It’s also important that you stock up on anything you might need for New Year’s Eve – the stores will be crazy tomorrow!Photo: iStockphoto
Prepare to ring in the new year! Host a family-style NYE bash with these DIY holiday crackers.Photo: iStockphoto