Monday, October 27, 2008

Christmas Planning - Eight Weeks & Counting

Only 41 More Shopping Days Till Christmas!
photo by Sister72

Just over 8 weeks to Christmas - are you making your list & checking it twice? I don't mind telling you - while I didn't get 100% of my list accomplished this past week, I did make good progress and with that I am very happy! In reflecting this past weekend, it absolutely astounds me that it's still Oct and I am making significant progress towards my family having a peaceful Christmas this year - definitely not the typical me! :)

If you haven't gotten started yet - don't fret - it's not too late! Grab a piece of paper and start jotting down a list - what do you want Christmas to look like for your family this year? What do you need to do to make that happen? How can you break it down over the next 8 weeks to make it doable? Progress today = accomplishment for tomorrow...jump in & get started! Christmas is coming, ready or not!

Christmas Accomplishments
  • gift list made - several gifts purchased (6 more this week!)
  • holiday budget tweaked
  • purchased replacement Christmas tree lights (that we hope we don't need) LOL
  • purchased gift cards & World Vision gifts on Christmas list
  • moved Trigger downstairs
Christmas Goals 10/27-11/2
  • work on Christmas card list (oops - never got to this one last week!)
  • put tree up on Sat - (we love the lights on the tree, so we often put it up around the beginning of Nov and enjoy it with just lights until we decorate after Thanksgiving - just seems to make Nov a little more homey & festive)
  • gather Christmas craft supplies
  • design Christmas tee for W & A
  • transfer Christmas Club $$ into Savings Account so that it doesn't get mixed into regular spending
  • keep an eye on Craig's List for one possible present
  • get recipe for Fruit Cake cookies from MaMa
  • check wrapping supplies - what needs restocking?
Thinking Forward
  • Christmas card pic
  • Christmas stamps
  • think through decorations
  • think through Christmas "schedule"
  • Christmas dish towels
So what do you say - are you ready to get started this week? or have you already? Let me know - I'd love to hear how your Christmas plan is coming!


Megret said...

My notebook's made, and ideas written down, but nothing bought yet.

We have had our Christmas photos taken, thanks to our ever talented friends Ben & Skye -- now to decide which one(s) for the cards. (Which I bought last year on clearance from Current.)

That's about it. :)

And can I ask....who or what is "Trigger?"


Jodi said...

oops - I should have included that before...Trigger is Walker's Radio Flyer spring horse. We affectionately named him Trigger because he neighs and plays music (sometimes even when he's not being ridden, which can be a bit crazy!) and it just seemed like it fit :)

Dawn said...

I love coming here to be motivated!! I am almost finished with shopping part-but ready to move on to the gathering and creating and decorating-my favorite parts :)

Thanks for your prayers!!

Anonymous said...

Terrific post! I'm copying the list to my calendar right now :o)

That picture is beautiful!

Blessings, Whitney