Holy Jingle Bells, you guys!!
We're over halfway to Christmas! In fact, we've only got 9 days left! Yikes! Are you ready? Have you finished your shopping! Or for those of you (and I know there's a few) who like to make gifts by hand, are you done?
But what about the wrapping?! Is everything wrapped/bagged yet? Better hurry!! Christmas is almost here...
We're done with "most" of our shopping. I have a few things to pick up this weekend for Bob (Shhh - don't tell him!) but most of the friends and family are shopped for, wrapped up, and in some cases shipped. Bob insists that we start shopping in like, August, to make sure that we have plenty of time to shop for all of his kids and grandkids, and my family, without trying to do it all out of one paycheck and racking up the credit card charges. Usually we're done by Thanksgiving and everything gets wrapped and shipped right after December 1st, which really is nice, as it greatly reduces the stress of the holidays! After that it's mostly relaxing and enjoying the holiday season. And baking.
On the flip side though, even though I try to be finished with all my shopping well in advance of the week before Christmas, I really to like to go to the mall and wander slowly through the hustle and bustle of all the last minute shoppers, knowing that I can pick up a few more gifts if I want to, but I don't have to. I love it! No last minute panic attack shopping, just FUN shopping! Although I must admit, sometimes the procrastinators get rewarded for being late by finding some terrifically good deals, so maybe there is a method to their madness!
What about you? Are you a pre-planner-and-get-it-done-early type of shopper, or do you wait until the last minute? Whichever type you are I hope you are enjoying the hustle & bustle and having fun with it!!