When I first blogged about my Christmas strategy, I set the lofty goal of being done with shopping by December 1st. Did I make it? Well, no. not entirely. I got 95% done though. Considering I was suffering with some major sickness for most of November, I call that close enough. ha!
I still have a few small things to pick up, but they are items that have been planned for many weeks so I just need to stop and purchase, no thinking involved.
Overall, I think this plan worked well and I plan to do this again next year. I am so thankful not to be spending my December wandering around the stores looking for the perfect present to jump out at me. In hindsight, if I had stayed home and rested more while I was sick (instead of getting most of my shopping done), I may have recovered faster. Who am I kidding though? I would have surely found something else to do besides rest!
I will be spending the next couple of weeks with my family, soaking up the warmth of our fireplace, watching some cheesy Christmas movies, baking and wrapping presents.