Did that post title scare you just a little?
Every year I say I am going to be organised for Christmas. I’m going to avoid the last minute craziness. I’m going to make or buy simple, inexpensive gifts. I am going to get a handle on christmas so that I can actually enjoy some of the festivities leading up to the day.
I say that every year. This year is no different.
Sadly though… what I say.. and what I do… don’t always turn out the same. But I figure even if I only do half of what I say then it’s still better than nothing right?? So Christmas… here I come!
I’ve even made some progress…. I’ve started a list! woot!
I’ve begun writing a gift list and I know what we’d like to get or make for most people on that list. To make it easier on the making side of things I’ve divided the group into three categories and we are giving the same general gift (with a few personal touches added) to each group – families/households, individual adults and kids.
I can’t tell you what each group is getting – they all read my blog, it would kill the surprise…. but I can drop a few hints. This year we are all about technology. We are going to use technology to help us make gifts and we are giving a little bit of technology to some people…. curiouser and curiouser
So now that we’ve decided what we want to make and what extra bits and pieces we want to buy I really have to get on and get started! Our biggest gift project is going to take a while to put together so we need to start doing little bits and pieces now.
I also need to start shopping now… I loathe all the craziness at the shops around Christmas and I still have one girl who is petrified of any santa bigger than a cat so that really should motivate me to get organised.
I need to buy a new printer (anyone got any recommendation for home inkjet photo printers – don’t need multi function just decent photo printing capabilities), I need to check out ecotoys and make an order and I need to think about what we will get the kids this year.
Oh and Christmas cards… I always leave ours till the last minute and I really should stop doing that!!
And teacher presents… what on earth do you get teachers?
So much to do… so little time.