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How are you getting ready?

Ok, so I love to plan for Christmas as much as I love to celebrate it. So far this year, I have been dragging my feet. I'm hoping that by giving us a place to talk about it, maybe I can get back on track and get some ideas from others and get something down in writing...hoping maybe I will be more accountable if I tell everyone what I'm going to do?

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What have you done so far to get ready for Christmas and what are you going to do the rest of this month?
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Well, I have cards and some presents bought. I was thinking of addressing my cards soon. My husband just organized the basement this AM so the Christmas stuff is all in one place, neatly in bins. That made me feel good! I have been trying to think of something new to make for Christmas dinner. I usually go with an Italian theme but I want to switch it up this year (maybe!)... but it's always sooo good.. so if it ain't broke, don't fix it, right??
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How timely. I was thinking today I need to start putting aside money for Christmas. I did buy some little gifts and stuff in the after Christmas clearance last year. There is a 100 days to Christmas planner that you can do free by email or pay like 5 dollars to get the ebook edition and download it at once. You can find it on facebook.
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I'm behind too. I've got my shopping started and have 2 of 6 people done already. I usually have my cards ready by now but I haven't even hunted them out yet. Maybe I'll do that tomorrow while watching QVC. I'm also still searching for new recipes to try for Christmas dinner and candies to make. I'll start stocking up on baking supplies this month too for my cookies and candies. So I need to clean the pantry and make a shopping list of things I need.
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Oh yes, I need to stock up, too! Target usually has a baking clearance sometime soon.. awaiting that anxiously!
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I am a little ahead of schedule this year and have a few presents bought. I just keep an eye on things that go on sale online and offer free shipping or low cost shipping then I grab it up and buy it!
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How timely. I was thinking today I need to start putting aside money for Christmas. I did buy some little gifts and stuff in the after Christmas clearance last year. There is a 100 days to Christmas planner that you can do free by email or pay like 5 dollars to get the ebook edition and download it at once. You can find it on facebook.
If you're not on Facebook & you want to order the book or sign up for the emails, here is the website!

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Well, I have cards and some presents bought. I was thinking of addressing my cards soon. My husband just organized the basement this AM so the Christmas stuff is all in one place, neatly in bins. That made me feel good! I have been trying to think of something new to make for Christmas dinner. I usually go with an Italian theme but I want to switch it up this year (maybe!)... but it's always sooo good.. so if it ain't broke, don't fix it, right??
Besides, there's absolutely nothing wrong with Christmas lasagna, hot garlic bread, and salad.
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This weekend, I plan on taking an inventory of wrapping supplies, boxes, cards, and creating a shopping list and a card list. Also, I'm going to create a schedule of events and to-do's!
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