How much have you ticked off your lists?(9 Posts)
I'm doing well with present buying and only need to pick up a couple of annuals to be finished
and most definitely not twitching over an r2d2 bop it
I haven't got any wrapping paper or cards tho.
I've made a start on gathering crafty bits the dc's need to make their cards.
Got a few foody treats stashed but seriously need to crack on in this department
actually deciding what we're eating and when might help
I'm feeling quite good with where I'm at at the moment but definitely want everything but the fresh food to be sorted by the end of the first week of December so we can enjoy lots of christmas films, crafts and trips to Santa/panto etc.
I've finished both ds'. They both have December birthdays too. That's sorted. And some other family members sorted. Just got my nephew, neice and SIL to sort out. December is a very busy month for us with birthdays and days out so I like to try and have it all sorted by 1st December so we can live in the moment and enjoy it all. Excited for the day I have the tree up, some Christmas yankee candles going, a glass of Baileys and start wrapping. Eeeek!
All sorted. Presents wrapped and cards wrote with addresses on ready to post December 1st.
I'm usually terrible and flapping about on the 23rd of December trying to pull it all together so this year I'm ahead.
Stockings are alk bought too, bagged up separate ready to stuff christmas eve. Presents are under my stairs and the kids are at the back ready to bring out xmas eve . I've even got most of our Christmas treats and alcohol stashed away ready
Dds bday is 19th Dec so with her and DS I have to be well organised. Ive bought all gifrs for the kids, and the whole wider family except my folks and dhs folks (doing hampers so want it all as fresh as possible). Ive also got two or three more things to buy DH.
All my gifts bought are wrapped except dds as DH and I need to sit and split them into half bday and half xmas.
My christmas cards are bought, but not written yet. Ive a new baby and christmas gift needs posting to NZ so thats wrapped am just waiting for yhe baby to be born so I can write a name.
We have mostly new decs this year so they are sat waiting to go up (weekend after the start of Dec).
Ive a few rogue gifts I cant find - need to pull the contents of the shed out however its too wet to do that atm.
No clue where we are going xmas day, so once thats confirmed I will start on whatever food we will be providing.
All parcels bought and wrapped. Still to buy cards, will do that this week. Need to write a shopping list for the supermarket. Feeling pretty organised and ever so slightly smug!
nothing yet! I have a pretty good idea of what to get everyone though
I'm doing ok I think. I have all my gifts except DP's 'main' gift but I am waiting for him to decide what he wants. I'm after a couple more things for DS1, just bits like CD, t-shirt etc. that I'll hopefully find on amazon deals.
I've got all my cards, some are written and I've got stamps. I am planning to do the rest one evening this week. I've got lots of nibbles and treats, chutneys etc, stocking stuff and my M&S food order. I am trying to empty the freezer though, so I can defrost and start adding M&S Party nibbles. I aim to be done apart from perishable food by 1st Dec.
DD1 is a December baby. All her presents are bought and wrapped and stashed in the attic. Will need to build her scooter on the day.
Most of the Christmas presents are bought. I still need to get a tattoo gift voucher for DH. It's a bit of a pain because I'll have to actually go to the shop to buy it, rather than my usual Christmas shopping habit of buying online! Also need presents for parents. We had a cheap photoshoot with a photographer who is building her portfolio, so I think we'll order some prints or canvases from those photos.
I'm going to start wrapping on Friday. We had a minor flood a few weeks ago and all the wrapping stuff got ruined, so I need to replace it all.
I've been buying food and drink over the past few weeks. Still need to get turkey, a gammon joint, red wine and cheese. Vegetables will be purchased on December 23rd.
I'm way ahead this year. Everything I've bought is wrapped, cards are bought and will write them tomorrow. Get all the presents and cards bagged up ready to deliver to family when we see them at the beginning of December
Just struggling with my two DDs (adults) but got a bit of a list so hope that comes together this week
Working stupid hours after next week so need to be finished as I'm on holiday this week
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