We are sliding into the holidays faster than we know it! It will soon be a busy season for everyone, and now is the time to start preparing for festivities and travel. A Virtual Assistant can help with the mountain of tasks you have in front of you so your holidays can be a time of rest, enjoying family and friends, and recharging for the upcoming year. Consider these suggestions to review with your VA sooner rather than later:
1. Get in the Mood
Order decorations, lights, candles, flowers, and other holiday items for your office and client spaces. This will get you in the mood!
2. Holiday Cards
Order holiday cards, personalize them, and coordinate client address information and postage. Consider sending Thanksgiving cards, as this will surprise your clients and not get shuffled into the mailbox with the regular holiday cards. Depending on client volume, they can be hand-written and personalized.
Share your holiday gift list and have your VA make suggestions, research the best gifts, and make sure they are delivered in a timely fashion. Many businesses provide very unique and special gifts.
Organize and share your travel plans with your VA. Plan flights, accommodations, activities, entertainment, excursions, and restaurants you would like. Don’t forget to keep relaxation time, beach time, nap time, shopping time, hobby time, or “ME” time in these plans.
Write a grocery list and coordinate the appropriate delivery date and time if you are staying in for the holidays. Consider catering for holiday events to save you time and stress. Remember to plan after-holiday meals that are simple so you are ready to wind down and recharge later.
6. Holiday Party
Plan a virtual holiday party for friends and family that you cannot be with in person. Ask each invitee to be ready to share their favorite gift they ever received, favorite holiday memory, or wish for the New Year.
7. Calendar Planning
Coordinate dates, times, and events that affect your calendar. Review email processing, calendar management, social media upkeep, and year-end reviews that need to be done.
Block out time for fun! Do something that you have always wanted to do and never have time for – build a snowman, go sledding, watch a holiday movie, try a new recipe, try ice-skating, go skiing, take a hike in the great outdoors, play a new game or maybe just relax by the fire with a nice cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream ☺
If you would like a VA to help you with these holiday tasks, book a call with our team today!