I've heard from more and more people lately that they have their Christmas shopping finished already! What?? Apparently, I am extremely behind, because I have not started yet. I have not bought for a SINGLE person. Well, unless you count the huge gift that Luke and I bought for ourselves yesterday (more to come on that on Thursday when it arrives! I'm SOO excited!) Anyway, I don't think that counts.
So yes, I am already feeling behind, and it's not even Thanksgiving yet! I think I need to chill! But in order to calm myself down and prevent myself from feeling stressed, I did cross my first item off of my Christmas to-do list today: order Christmas cards.
I am so excited, because I got 5o of them for FREE this year. They should arrive sometime before Thanksgiving, and I am looking forward to stamping and addressing them while sipping hot cocoa and watching Christmas movies sometime during my 5-day Thanksgiving break. My goal is to have them all sent out the first week of December.
Last year I think I sent my Christmas cards out about a week before Christmas. It was definitely pushing it, and seriously stressed me out!
Anyway, having this first task completed motivates me so much! I now plan to spend the evening making a list of people I need to buy for, and what I plan to buy for each person. And this weekend I want to do a deep-cleaning of the whole house so that it's completely ready for Christmas decorations! Luke and I plan on putting our tree up and decorating the house the weekend after Thanksgiving. It will be nice to have some of this boring stuff out of the way so I can really enjoy the Christmas season and focus on what it is really about.
So tell me: do you have your Christmas shopping finished?? Please tell me I'm not the only one who hasn't started yet!