This past month I've managed to order most of the items on my gift giving list online and with free shipping. I have shopping lists on both eBay and Amazon and as time allows I've made my purchases trying to get the lowest prices and free shipping as much as feasibly possible. So far, so good.
Right now I have a closet full of gifts that I need to get wrapped and tagged. I have two sewing projects on my work table that I have yet to start, but I have all of my supplies gathered. One good day in November and I should be able to get those knocked out. That's my hope anyway.
I've worked on the computer to make our Christmas cards and started a draft of our annual letter. I have plenty of envelopes but I still need to make some return mail labels and some address labels for those I will be sending cards to. This week I stopped at the post office for stamps and while I was there I bought a book of Christmas stamps. I have four left from last year and now I should have plenty to send out my cards, letters and any other mail during the holidays.
I do not plan on buying anything in the way of Christmas décor. Although, that could change. Our exterior lights and most of our interior lights were shot last year so I may have to give in and buy at least one set this year. We'll see. I'm hoping we can get by with what we have.
I have yet to nail down my baking and goodie list but there is still plenty of time for that. I've acquired quite a lot of ingredients for holiday baking so I'll be able to make pretty much anything I decide on. We are also planning our Christmas menu and should have that wrapped up soon as well. Then I can start working on accumulating what we need while I'm out grocery shopping. Hopefully I'll be able to get everything on sale too. That is always the goal anyway.
That pretty much brings you up to speed on how things are going in the Christmas department around here. How are you doing? Have you started getting ready yet?