Yikes! I can't believe we are talking only three months left until Christmas Day. Holy Cow! Time is flying!
I've got a good head start on my gift list. Most of what I'm giving this year, as with most years, is homemade so I pretty much have to get started early or I won't get finished in time. I love to make gifts for my friends and family and I try to make things I know they will truly enjoy and use. Even with items I purchase as gifts I try to make it something useful.
My goal every year is to get all of my gifts done and wrapped by the end of Thanksgiving weekend. Then I can focus on decorating, baking, parties, visiting and other holiday celebrations. I don't enjoy shopping so I really don't enjoy shopping when the stores are packed and chaotic at Christmas. I do my best to stay out of the stores during December and I don't do the whole Black Friday thing either.
On Christmas Eve, after supper, we climb in the car and tour the neighborhood to look at lights. When we get home we hurry and check the internet to see where Santa is. Once he hits the east coast we hustle off to bed so we are sure to be asleep before he gets to our house.
Time to get busy! J