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ImnotOK Fri 08-Aug-08 14:38:02

We are skint ,I have started getting stuff prepared for xmas now and dp thinks I am mad .
The way I see it is that if it is sorted now when we have time there will not be a lot of presuure in nov/dec to spend large amounts .

Seasider Fri 08-Aug-08 14:39:11

Good for you, it is an insane time of year, anything to reduce the pressure is a sound idea in my book...

ImnotOK Fri 08-Aug-08 14:42:05

Everything is on sale now too ,I want to be a smug person on the 1st of december and say "ohh it's all done lol" grin

Bumdiddley Fri 08-Aug-08 14:48:51

Oh see I thought you were going to be all bah humbug and complain about your family grin

YANBU - Good idea

PuppyMonkey Fri 08-Aug-08 14:49:49

Do it and be smug when the rest of us are fretting.

Love2bake Fri 08-Aug-08 15:31:39


I am already planning what to buy and will probably start soon.

hanaflower Fri 08-Aug-08 15:32:34

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RhinestoneCowgirl Fri 08-Aug-08 15:34:11

Well DC2 is due on 21 Dec, so I plan to do as much prep early as poss. Online shopping beckons...

MrsFluffleHasAWuffle Fri 08-Aug-08 15:35:49

I'll be starting early too as soon as schools go back, limited budget and really have to pull ourselves in this year.

Shoegazer Fri 08-Aug-08 20:45:49

I've already started, in fact I started in January blush I already have 90% of DD's presents bought in the sales. So if YABU then so am I!

Roboshua Fri 08-Aug-08 20:57:56

I always start when they go back to school buying bits and peices. It makes Christmas a lot more bearable not just from a cost issue but also fighting round the shops near Christmas. The only problem is I always find some item bought for Christmas in the middle of January which I'd hidden soemwhere and forgotten about!!

mumeeee Fri 08-Aug-08 21:01:20's summer and in our family we refuse to think about Christmas until October.

VickyPea Fri 08-Aug-08 21:02:00

The shops are getting ready too, I came back from my summer holidays two weeks ago and Asda had their perfume counter hung with tinsel and a bloody Christmas tree !! Give us a chance to have a summer first FGS! I do agree with you though, I have started thinking about buying things, you know, just to be prepared and all that.

Elkat Fri 08-Aug-08 21:11:32

I do the same too. I'm realllly sad, because about now, I sit and work out a list of what my DDs want, and the cheapest place I can get them from and how much. I will then keep that list on me, and if I see anything cheaper than on my list, I'll pick it up. Although I have to admit, I did pick up a few things in the january sales blush. Though in my defence, In Nov and Dec I have also got to buy presents for both my daughters' birthdays and for my husband's birthday too - so it is a mightily expensive time of year for me!

IllegallyBrunette Fri 08-Aug-08 21:15:05

YANBU, I always start mine once the kids go back after summer hols.

Mine all have Nov and Dec birthdays too, so I have to be organised about it.

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