Christmas is right around the corner. Gasp! I know.
I don’t know about you, but December is a blur unless I get started early with Christmas preparations. Here are three things I’ve started TODAY.
1. Order Christmas Cards
I’m still one of those old-fashioned people who love sending out Christmas cards, but nothing is more stressful than waiting until after Thanksgiving to create the perfect card.
Today I went through photos from last year and created a card on Minted.com in about ten minutes. I love how it turned out!
Minted made it super easy. I love their designs. I had a hard time choosing which one I liked best.
2. Order Gifts for “Hard to Buy” People
Do you have those people on your list that have EVERYTHING? If so, order their presents first. Once you have those gifts taken care of you’ll be able to relax, have fun, and enjoy shopping for everyone else.
Some ideas of where to shop for those hard-to-buy people on your list
Do Good Project – Do Good strives to show the love of God through the creativity He has instilled in each of us by providing a wide selection of unique, handmade products from all across the world. Through creative partnerships, both near and far, they celebrate two unique worlds coming together for one mission. Their products directly profit the artisans who sell their handmade pieces to build independent businesses and better lives.
Leiva’s Coffee – Today, for every dollar that is spent on coffee, a mere 10¢ is awarded to the farmer. Leiva’s Coffee does far better than that. It sells its world-class coffee directly to the public and uses the profits to help improve the lives of our coffee growers and their families.
3. Make a List of Your Top 3 Family Goals for Christmas
Every year I pick three things that I want to make sure I do. These are my three for this year:
1. Have a cookie decorating party with friends.
2. Drive around and see Christmas lights with my family.
3. Have a Christmas song sing-along night with my kids.
When planning my December schedule I’m going to plan these FIRST.
Each of these to-do items is one small step that will take 30 minutes. But marking these things off your list will make it a merrier Christmas from the start. Won’t you get started? You’ll thank yourself later!
How about you? What are you doing now to prepare for Christmas?
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