Tuesday, September 16, 2008

100 days Till Christmas-Tip #1

We have 100 days left until Christmas. This may sound like a lot, but not for me,
I celebrate 2 daughters, a son in law, a husband and a son's birthday within 2 weeks of Christmas. I can get stressed out if a don't do a lot of pre-planning. This means doing everything I can before December. If I am worrying about Christmas duties, I can't celebrate birthdays and the true meaning of Christmas.
One year I got my Christmas shopping done in August and I didn't step foot in the malls all of December. It was too weird. It didn't even feel like it was Christmas. So in my opinion, that early is a little extreme.
I do think it is nice to get as much done before Thanksgiving as possible. So I have between now and Nov. 27 to get everything done. I like to mail my Christmas packages out the day before Thanksgiving when there is no line. I also like shopping in the stores with few people and easy parking.

For the next 6 blog posts I am going to give you tips to prepare early so you can enjoy time with your family.


The Johnsons said...

I am getting all caught up on your blog topics! Love the getting ready for Christmas early idea. The problem is my girls' Santa List changes so frequently it's hard to get stuff too early because they keep changing their mind!! Also love the post on food portion control. Although, where do the chips fit in? I LOVE chips! Great ideas. I wish I had thought of them first!

Kent and Liz said...

I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog... I love it. - Liz(Massey)