It’s that time of the year where we start stressing, shopping and generally getting into the crazy Christmas season. Tomorrow with be the official start of the Christmas season.
I already have my Christmas tree up, I got stressed a few weeks ago and went and bought it, and some decorations, and of course we were so excited (since I really love Christmas – and for some reason I’m just not feeling like it’s “Christmas” just yet) we put the tree up straight away.
Although Christmas is still a while away, I still like to think I’m organised, which I generally don’t feel like I am. So I’m making a to-do list for this week, while I have a few days off, I want to clear my head and have a “December plan”.
This week involves:
- Making a gift list
- Investigating some gift ideas/looking for sales/best places for some items
- Sorting through Christmas recipes
- Making a start on homemade Christmas gifts (I’m making a patchwork book for a nephew this year)
- Make a Christmas budget – these things can get out of hand
As the month progresses I will have less to do if I can get organised this week, I’m hoping I can manage to start anything handmade, and maybe finish it this week. I was hoping to make stockings, but I’ll have to see what fabrics I have laying around. I’m looking for some sewing inspiration, and thought I could make something nice for Christmas, but I just can’t seem to find anything that appeals to me so far.
One thing I would love to start this week is a gingerbread house. I am thinking of making a replica of my partners grandparents house out of gingerbread this year, and taking it over as a gift. After all grandparents usually have everything they need, and this will be something thoughtful and tasty for the day, plus it will look nice on the table… I hope!
How organised are you for Christmas this year?