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5 great ways to make the holidays festive.

Guest Contributor October 07, 2015
A large bouquet of festive flowers in red and yellow flowers.
The air is crisp and the leaves are turning – must be time for holiday season! From now until January, it’s going to be a whirlwind of parties, celebrations, decorating and cooking. If you feel overwhelmed just thinking about it, let us make it easier! Here are 5 great and easy ways to prepare for the holidays without losing your sanity
A bouquet of festive flowers in red and yellow with candles in the middle of the pot.

Buy flowers for a quick and easy décor scheme.

You don’t have to spend lots of precious time hanging up holiday decorations if you don’t want to. Flowers can set the scene perfectly  for any occasion. From hostess gifts to table centerpieces, Teleflora has the colours and style that will please everyone. Try twisting a few flowers into napkin rings for a fun and pretty look, or set out bud vases of flowers at everyone’s place with a place card so that seating arrangements become a snap.

Prepare and freeze food ahead of time.

Often, it’s the cooking that causes folks to get frazzled when it comes to the holidays. Cooking the cranberry sauce or stuffing for that big dinner ahead of time will make less work when you’ve got a house full of people to feed.

Send easily shippable gifts to faraway family members.

Gifts like flower arrangements, especially paired with a useful gift like a CAA Membership, can really take a lot of stress away from trying to meet Canada Post shipping guidelines when it comes to the holidays. Avoid the whole system altogether this season!

Buy and wrap gifts ahead of time.

This can also help you budget better. You probably already have a good idea about what to buy everyone. With back-to-school sales coming to a close, it’s a great time to stock up on what they want using the eStore. You can also save on apparel, attraction tickets, hotel stays, dining and more!

Take some time out for yourself.

A quick massage, a trip to your local indoor pool or even a brisk walk in the fall leaves can go a long way to alleviating the hustle and bustle of holiday season. Make sure to take a break so that you can recharge – and stay healthy, too!

Make your holidays easier and stress-free! Don’t forget, CAA Members save 25% and earn 5% in CAA Dollars® with Teleflora – and you can earn more in the CAA eStore, too.