Friday, October 24, 2008

Just around the corner...

As the saying goes "the older you get, the shorter between Christmases". It's hard to believe that the holiday season is already fast approaching.

Hearing about women who get all their shopping done by Thanksgiving and have the whole month of December free to spend time with family, make holiday foods and remember the true Reason for all the festivities always sounds simply delightful.

But, I dread shopping and procrastinate. Last year I made that "last dash" Christmas Eve. And I only have one child. Yikes! That has simply got to change. Shopping certainly doesn't get more agreeable the closer Christmas approaches. So my goal this year is to have all my shopping done by December 1st.

It may just begin to be feeling like fall, but it's time to get busy! Here's what I've worked on this week. Want to join me...or are all your gifts already wrapped? ;)

1. Determine a workable budget.

2. Make a thorough list of each person for whom we're getting gifts. Nothing's worse than planning to get a gift for a friend and totally spacing it in the last minute rush.

3. Once the list is complete, begin brainstorming for each person.

4. Figure out which gifts will be handmade and get working on them!


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photo by zurizim

6 comments:

Candace said...

My side of the family is done and I have ideas for at least 3 out of the last 6 that I need to buy/make. I'm with you though, December 1st sounds like a good goal to have it all done.

Anna said...

Way to go Candace! :) I'm hurrying to catch up...

a'yi said...

Anna, you are way ahead of me. I have only thought of what I am giving to one person!!! Oh dear. And the days are going by so quickly! I keep thinking after AGC I can get on with things.:) We'll see.:)

Sara said...

I enjoyed reading. you are a great writer!

Anonymous said...

Anna,

Thanks for the inspiration! I love the idea to plan ahead! Way to go!

Love ya,
Hei

queenoftheclick said...

I love your early planning.

I go to fishingfordeals.com daily and see what good sales there are for my gift list.