26: So much to do, so little time…

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With only 4 weeks left until Christmas – WHAT? – I really need to get a little to-do list going, because we’re leaving for Germany in less than three weeks!

– Get my Christmas Cards crafted and written. As you might recall from the last couple of years, I usually do massive Christmas Card Exchange on this blog. To be honest, I am not quite sure if I will be able to pull it off this year… so, I haven’t decided if I am going to put a sign up form on this blog this year or not, but rest assured, if you have received a Christmas card from me in previous years, it’s pretty likely that you’re getting one this year either way. (If not, please don’t take it personally… I might have to cut some corners). If you want to swap addresses with me directly (and with some of you, I already have) and send me a card as well,  you’re definitely going to be on my list.

– Finish my Christmas list. I’ve already started this list a little while ago, but it’s not complete. For some people it’s harder to shop for than for other. But if you know me a little bit, then you know that I LOVE to buy gifts for people.

– Do the actual shopping/online ordering.  I ordered some gifts on Etsy already (I love to support handmade artists) and I will also do some shopping this coming weekend.

– 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 (the ones that I am NOT buying from Etsy, ha!) that I need to get finished and I have a slight feeling that it’ll be a tight squeeze. Cross your fingers for me.

 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 before I leave for my trip. This ultimately translates into working longer days and coming in on my regular days off to get things done. (At least Thanksgiving was one last time to take a deep breath before powering through for the next few weeks.)

– Enjoy the season! Christmas is my favorite time of the year and now that Thanksgiving is behind us, I feel like I am officially allowed to enjoy ALL THE THINGS Christmas…. Christmas cookies, Christmas coffee and tea specialties, Christmas decorations, Christmas music, Christmas movies, and whatever else you can think of. We started the holiday season yesterday with a visit at the Charles Dickens Christmas Fair in San Francisco with my friend Susi and her family. I’ll tell you all about this tomorrow!

 What’s on your to-do list for the next few weeks?

  1. I’m mailing my Christmas gifts to Germany tomorrow.

  2. I’ve yet to do Christmas cards ever, so I think it’s awesome that you are so gung-ho about it. MAN–why are the holidays the most cram-packed time of the year in every arena? You want to enjoy it but things go so fast, you can’t breathe, you can barely shop, you rush the time with family and friends and then we all go insane… Ok, I need to stop, but your post kind of hints at this. ;)

    Sending hugs and I hope you have a very safe trip to Germany!

  3. Christmas cards are definitely on my to-do list, although I don’t think I’ll be making them myself. ;) (But please do send me an email with your address, I would of course love to send you a card!) Your cards are always so lovely and personal. The first thing I think of when I think San is “takes the time to make beautiful handwritten notes for people she cares about”. :) Can’t wait to read about the Christmas Fair, the pic on FB looked so fun and… Christmas-y!

  4. We are going to the Dickens fair in a couple of weeks! Did you enjoy it? Did you put on the hats and take photos? I would love a card from you and will send you one too! I homemade mine and they are ready to go out tomorrow!

  5. ganz schoen organisiert:-) respekt ! da kann weihnachten ja kommen !

  6. You’re so on top of things! I have bought two presents for my brother and that’s about it. But I like to do the bulk of my shopping over one weekend so that’s what I’ll end up doing!

    I love this time of year!

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