Planning. I'm alll about planning and it's the key to getting everything done without losing your mind! I found a holiday timetable at Menu 4 Moms and yikes! I'm already behind in my holiday preparations! Here is what has happened so far and coming up next week:
Week #1 - List Week October 4-10
Make your lists of gift recipients, Christmas cards, menus for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's, goodies to share or to give, favorite meals to prepare ahead, decorations needed, and gifts to make.
Week #2 - Browse Week October 11-17
Develop and record ideas for gifts and decorations. Ask yourself the following questions:
■What would our ideal Christmas be like?
■What activities are particularly important to our family at Christmas?
■How much emphasis do our Christmas activities place on the spiritual side of Christmas?
Week #3 - Supplies Week October 18-24
After inventorying supplies on hand, purchase non-perishables needed for holiday baking, supplies needed for gift making, film, batteries, gift wrapping, and Christmas cards as needed.
Week #4 - Baking Week October 25-31
Set aside the time needed to complete holiday goodie making. Make lists of toys, books, and clothes that children would enjoy and keep the list handy for telling family members who ask what they would like.
Here is the link so you can have your own copy of the 2009 Holiday Timetable.
Gotta run and catch up! See ya in a bit!