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Winter is Coming. Get Ready.

Tips on making the most of the holiday season

Leaves are falling, primetime television is back and final picks for the cuffing season draft have been made. All of this can only mean one thing: Winter is coming. And with it comes a season of parties, presents and precious down time.

To help you make the most of the season we offer the following tips.  


  1. Start Dropping Gift Hints Now—Why leave things to fate? Especially when fate is a horrible gift-giver who has a history of buying you things like floor mats for your car or talking-fish plaques. Start posting links to wish-list items today to save yourself the trouble of having to practice the oh-thank-you-for-this-horrible-gift-of-course-I-love-it face.
  2. Order Those Holiday Cards—Forget trying to wrangle all the siblings, grandkids and parentals to the photo studio. Put your mobile on a tripod, set the timer, snap that family #usie and use an online service to design and print your cards. Done and done without leaving the comfort of your home.
  3. Plan Your Giving—In this time of gift-giving, be sure to remember those who have found themselves in less fortunate situations. This is a great time to remember areas hit hardest by hurricanes, including Puerto Rico, parts of Texas, Louisiana and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  4. Get Your Wi-Fi Guest Ready—Few things can bring a family to the brink of savagery like a slow internet stream. Therefore, I highly suggest you make sure your home Wi-Fi is on point before the holiday guests arrive. Trust me, you don’t want grandma flipping tables because she can’t play her favorite candy crushing game. Especially with her bad back.  
  5. Plot Your 2018 Money Moves—Spend the last quarter of the year planning for 2018’s professional next steps. Attend conferences, take a class or two, and read up on your passions. Go into the new year with strategic resolutions in place.


How are you getting ready for Winter 2017? Let us know on social with #TheBridgeATT.


Author Bio: Adrian Dukes is a comedy writer who splits time between Atlanta and Los Angeles. Follow him at @adriandukes.


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