By Linda - Founder & Owner of D'Vine Expressions
It is almost November and we can officially say we are in the Fall season of the year. Yes it is hard to believe and I find myself asking, "Where did the time go, did we skip a few months here and there?" Before we know it, we will be closing out this year and ringing in 2013.
I personally, like the cool weather, warm and cozy gatherings around the fireplace and having friends and family over to close out the year. Wow! Time really is moving quickly. I was recently in Beverly Hills for a Baby Shower which reminded me that life is a gift, created by the greatest gift of all, LOVE! While we generally fall into the trap of the hustle and bustle of preparing for the holidays, let us not forget, that the greatest gifts come from the heart!
It is easy to get caught up in the festivities, the parties and the celebrations of the holiday seasons; but let us not forget that we are truly blessed to be here and be able to celebrate the holidays with family and good friends!
Fall is for planning. Planning for the holidays, planning for family gatherings, planning for gift giving and of course planning for New Year's celebrations. This year let D'Vine Expressions help you fall into this holiday season stress free!
Whether it is Event Planning, Holiday Celebrations, Concierge Services, Gift Wrapping, Holiday Decorating,Table Setting or Design needs, D'Vine Expressions can assist you so that you can Fall into the holiday season and enjoy!
Tips for the Holiday's:
My tip for you this month is Plan, Plan Plan. By planning ahead, you can spend more time enjoying your holidays rather than stressing over them. Often times the holidays are the most stressful time of the year. With the economic times we are in, finding ways to reduce our cost, and still enjoy the holidays are more important than ever.
Remember to keep it simple. Friends and family appreciate just being together, rather than looking for elaborate gifts to exchange. Stay within your budget. Try to pre-plan who and what gifts you want to give BEFORE going shopping. It is easy to spend less money during the holidays simply by pre-planning before you head out to the malls or even tot he grocery store. Spontaneous shopping always cost more and will run up a big tag in the long run.
Throwing a house party….? Instead of having a large party, keep your gatherings intimate with close friends. Developing a theme, creating the right ambiance and throwing the party with your own personal flair can go a long way without breaking the bank. Add a splash of warm colors and lots of candles. Don't be afraid to keep the fireplace going and the music playing. Remember, when it comes to your drinks, have separate self-hosted stations, one with and one without alcohol. These days, many guests appreciate the option without the pressure. Drinking responsibly is in vogue and it saves lives!!!