I have already started my gift list for next Christmas, in fact I started it a few weeks ago. I know you are all probably thinking I am absolutely nuts, and I am in a lot of ways, but I have a very good reason for starting now.
I always think of these great ideas for the next Christmas during the holiday season. However, by the time fall rolls around all those great ideas are long forgotten. I have a memory that strongly resembles a block of Swiss cheese, I swear. So before I get forgetful I start my new list for the following year.
Just because my list is made doesn't mean it is set in stone. It is a free country after all and I do exercise my right as a woman to change my mind anytime I wish to. As new ideas hit me I'll tweak it, change it and add things on. It also gives me something to work off of as I shop for items or get ready to make handmade gifts.
Having my gift list started really helps me when it comes to setting my budget. I also have plenty of time to look for bargains, clearance items and gather my supplies for the handcrafted things. As always I try to take advantage of coupons and specials anytime I can to save money.
My girls are always after me to make a gift list of things I want but I can never think of things. This year I put a big post-it note in my Christmas planner and as I think of things I jot them down. Hopefully, this year when they ask what I want for Mother's Day, my birthday and Christmas I'll actually have an answer for them.
Am I the only nut out there or have you started your gift list too?