It just dawned on me today – there are only 4,5 weeks left until Christmas. Cue the panic.
It’s really is high time to get on my to-do list, which is (as always) pretty long around this time of year:
★ Get my Christmas Cards crafted. As I announced yesterday, I’ll be doing my annual Christmas Card Exchange again and as if my list of people, to whom I send Christmas cards, isn’t long enough already, I invited my readers to share their addresses again so that I can put something in the mail for them. I am trying to make all the cards by hand again and I have a feeling that I need quite a few more than I have right now. (Go and sign up if you want to join the fun!)
★ Write a Christmas list. I really need to start getting organized on the Christmas gift front. I love to pick out gifts for people and I have to get a list going to plan everything out.
★ Do the actual Christmas shopping. Or some of it. I am actually contemplating right now to brave the crowds on (Black) Friday to score some good deals. Do you think I should?
★ Finish some Christmas projects. As if I am not insane enough to think that I have to make all my Christmas cards by hand, I am also working on some handmade gifts that I need to finish and I have a slight feeling that it’ll be a tight squeeze. Cross your fingers for me, would you?
★ Get out the Christmas tree and decorate. J and I never had our own Christmas tree before, because we’re usually traveling around the holidays and we honestly never had the space for a tree either. This year though, I decided to get a tree… a teeny-tiny tree, but it’s a tree nonetheless. Can’t wait to put it up next weekend!
★ Try to finish up projects at work. Of course, work before the holidays is busy as well and I have a couple of projects that I need to/would like to wrap up the end of the year. I’ll have a lot to do in the next three weeks, but at least I have the long Thanksgiving weekend as a little buffer this week.
★ Go to the Charles Dickens Christmas Fair in San Francisco. I’ve never been and it’s supposedly magical and I want to see it first hand.
★ Pack a Christmas stocking and donate it to Loaves and Fishes to help the homeless.
★ Take a deep breath and enjoy the holiday season. I want to pause, take a sip of hot chocolate, walk around the neighborhood and admire the Christmas lights and just marvel at the magic of the season!
What’s on your to-do list for the next few weeks?