Monday, November 13, 2017

Countdown to Christmas, Week 3

Week 3 has officially begun.  
To-Do this week:
1)   Continue shopping for gifts;
2)   Update Christmas card list;
3)   Purchase or order Christmas cards.  I have so many boxed sets that I do not need to buy any for a few years.  However, there are so many adorable cards that when I see a set that appeals to me, I just have to buy them; 
4)   Make and freeze a batch of baked goods (unfrosted cookies, bars, quick breads);
5)   Start collecting boxes and gift bags to use for gift wrapping, or do what K and I like to do – buy a roll of brown mailing paper from the dollar store.  Gather paints, stickers, ribbon, trim and create your own gift wrap.  One year, using an envelope template from Mirkwood Designs, K finger-painted on the brown paper and we cut out envelopes for money and gift card gifts;
6)   Start wrapping gifts as they are bought.  I must do this because I really do not like to wrap; and
7)   Finalize Thanksgiving dinner menu and entertainment plans.


Merrily, Trish

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