Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Christmas Prep 2017 - Only 11 Months To Go!


It is hard to believe it is already 2017, let alone a whole month now since Christmas!  Time has a tendency to get away from me, I'm afraid, so I try to get right back into the swing of things almost immediately.  What is really nice about doing so is that things are still fresh in my mind.


The first thing I did was to take an inventory of what was left in the gift wrap bin.  This year we ran low on tissue paper and gift wrap.  We completely ran out of tape and only had a few gift tags left.  I waited until Christmas clearance was marked down to 80% OFF and picked up a four roll package of gift wrap and a large package of white tissue paper.  I grabbed a twin pack of Scotch tape at the dollar store.


I printed new gift tags off of my computer using a sheet of address labels I already had in my home office supplies.  One sheet of labels will be plenty and last us for quite awhile. 

I have a list of gift ideas made up already.  Because I make most of my gifts I like to have a plan to work from and organize the tasks I'll need to get everything done.


While shopping for gift wrap I picked up one of those wax warmers and some scented wax that was on clearance for 75% OFF.  It is a darling snowman and will make a lovely gift for a friend of mine.  It feels pretty good to have a gift purchased and someone marked off my list already.


This year I am trying to spend next to nothing on Christmas gifts in order to meet my financial goals.  It will be a bit of a challenge to be sure, but I'm up for it.  I received a coupon in the mail for a free item at Bath & Body Works, no purchase required.  I plan to stop in and pick it up next time I'm in the area and will keep it for a stocking stuffer.

Have you started planning for Christmas already?  When do you get started?



12 comments:

  1. Wowzer! You go with your bad self. LOL

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  2. I start Christmas shopping immediately after Christmas. I already have pj's for next year, and blankets. I pick up stocking stuffers all year long.

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  3. I, too, used to start preparing for Christmas right away, when the after-Christmas sales start! Not last year and this year, though, due to health issues. In fact, I still haven't given some of my gifts, yet!

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    1. All in due time. Take care of yourself first. :)

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  4. OMG no!! I probably won't start until December 2017!! ha ha!

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  5. I love how prepared you are! I usually buy Christmas cards when they're on steep discount in January, but apparently 3 weeks into January is just too late and I haven't found any in the stores. I have enough for next year, but they're not as nice as I like to send, so I'm still keeping an eye out. I'll check online too.

    Love that snowman plug-in, btw!

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    1. Isn't it cute? I'm thinking I'll probably make my cards this year. I have all the supplies I need including envelopes so it makes sense.

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  6. I hit the after Christmas sales and sometimes find some things. This year I didn't go, but last week Dollar General had all their Christmas items at a quarter. I didn't get anything big, but did get quite a few smaller items to put back: jumbo pencils, holiday notepads with pens, children books, and I can't remember what else.

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    1. That is great Jess! I'll be scoping the clearance sales and pairing up coupons with sales as I collect stuff throughout the year.

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