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Xtree1 How early do you start your...Christmas shopping, decorating, baking....

How early do you start the following?


Shopping-
Decorating-
Baking-
Gift wrapping-
Putting up your Christmas tree?
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Shopping - Late November (LOL I'm a slacker!)
Decorating - 2nd week in November
Baking - A couple of weeks before Christmas
Gift wrapping - I wrap immediately after I buy presents
Putting up your Christmas tree - Either with the decorations or the week before Thanksgiving.

Decorating is my favorite out of all of the above (putting up the tree is included in decorating!) As much as I like baking, I'm no Betty Crocker And gift wrapping...I make my dad wrap everything for me, except his of course!
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I Shop all year,baking I do nov. dec.,I wrap as soon as I get a chance,I hide them and wrap when its safe.I try to hold out until the day after thanksgiving,but sometimes I decorate on my birthday which is in the middle of Nov.
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ive been buying decorations as early as may this year.
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How early do you start the following?


Shopping-
Decorating-
Baking-
Gift wrapping-
Putting up your Christmas tree?
Well lets see....

Shopping: I start in Sept or Oct.

Decorating: November. I like to have tree and decorations done before Thanksgiving so I can turn everything on during/after Thanksgiving Dinner.

Baking: Besides an occassional tray of cookies, I really don't bake. But this year my 4yo daughter wants to make cookies for people so that may take place 2nd saturday in December.

Gift Wrapping: Usually start in November after house is decorated. But over the past two years, I have brought gifts at stores that offer free gift-wrapping (Boscovs) and let them do it for me. I wrap a few things here and there. But when the gift wrapping stations open in the mall, I pay to have things wrapped. Get a receipt and use it as a tax deduction since gift wrapping stations in the malls are for charity.
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I started shopping in July this year...yes really!!

Decorating will be on the 20th of November but if I can get away with it it will be much earlier hahaha

I dont do much baking, but if I do its normally a week before xmas. I make my own mince pies, pastry an all!!

Wrapping is usually in December. I like wrapping everything in one day as oppose to wrapping when I buy things.
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Originally Posted by mommytotwo View Post
how early do you start the following?


Shopping- already started. I shop year round for sales.
Decorating- maybe next weekend or the following
baking- not until the last week or so
gift wrapping- i try to do it as i go, but usually end up wrapping a bunch right before we open :/
putting up your christmas tree?
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Shopping - I have been buying things here and there since Sept.
Decorating - Will not be putting any Christmas decor/tree up until after Thanksgiving.
Baking - I don't start Christmas baking at any specific time, usually whenever I get the urge.
Gift Wrapping - I do some of it in spurts, and the rest of it a few days before Christmas or on Christmas Eve.
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Shopping- Actually, year round, picked up a few items for gifts at the beach over summer
Decorating- Mid Novemeber but might start next week this year, seem to want to start decorating earlier every year LOL
Baking- I don't bake.. but I love eating any Christmas baked goods anytime of year!
Gift wrapping- I may start shopping year round but Gift wrapping I wait till a week or two before Christmas.

Putting up your Christmas tree? Mid November, seems to get earlier and earlier every year for me
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It is neat to read everyone elses answers. Here are mines.

Shopping-All year around
Decorating-Usually a few days before Thanksgiving, at the same time we put up our Christmas tree.
Baking-A week to a week and a half before Christmas. It depends if I am sending goodies to anyone and we need to ship it or not.
Gift wrapping-When I get moving on it, but actually wrapped some presents, and already sent it to friends.
Putting up your Christmas tree? A few days before Thanksgiving.
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