Friday, August 29, 2008

100 Days Til Christmas is Rapidly Approaching! Start Shopping Now!

That is correct! We are closing in on 100 days Til Christmas! I can't believe it myself. What I am planning to do is to get a jump start on my Christmas Shopping this year by starting now. Well, this weekend with all the Labor Day Sales. I intend to make my Christmas list early and start buying for one person or one gift at a time or per week. This way not to strain the budget now or at Christmas. It should be like coasting through Christmas and avoid all that shopping stress. One year (about three years ago) I started a little earlier than this, and Christmas was such a breeze and even more enjoyable. We were able to fully enjoy what you are suppose to and we still had great gifts for everyone. We were able to spoil ourselves with better gifts for each other (husband and myself that is) and enjoy the crowds and not "fight" the crowds because it didn't matter because we were "done!"
Now, if we can be that successful this year with a three year old. Hmmmm.....We'll see! I know, I am excited. I enjoy transforming our Dining Room into our "Christmas Room!" I just love it!
Note the Christmas Countdown Banner below in this post and the bottom of the blog. Man, it is hard to believe it is this close again! Wow wee!
Christmas countdown banner
Happy Labor Day Sales and Weekend!


Anonymous said...

I can't believe it is so close to Christmas! I need to make my list and start shopping. Waiting to the last minute always equals spending way too much!

Melanie said...

Exactly! Wait til the last minute and you may have missed the better sales and they could run out of whatever it was you would have bought and you are stuck buying a higher price tag item. :-)

It's OK to be WEIRD! said...

This isn't going to sneak up on me this year. I've seen reminders everywhere the last few days. That's great - gives me more time to think about it!

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