Online shopping, beyotch. I have never shopped for Christmas online. I do try to pick up items during the year for people, but you can't find everything. This year is going to be totally different because I found Joss and Main. OMG--have you people discovered them yet? I'm sure I'm late to the party but I'm obsessed. I have the app on my phone so when I'm sitting around waiting for my turn at court I am actually shopping! I have gotten nearly everything I need AND free shipping! Plus, it's like Christmas every time the delivery truck comes! I will probably have to run out and get a few things at the actual store but at least I know that now. Plus, I know exactly who is still left on my list and I can decide what to get them pre-shopping and hopefully just run in, grab said item, and get out of the crowds.
Christmas card list updating
Oh this always takes me forever. I love sending the cards and usually can make it online from work one day during a lull, but the actual list is a mess. I have the list consolidated down to labels now, which is a huge time saver, but before I print them I always have to send about 80 text to people I know who moved. This year, I updated the list on a slow day in October and now when the cards arrive, all I really have to do is stuff and label them. Hooray!
Yes I started wrapping presents in October--and hiding them in my car. I wrapped them as I got them in the mail! Now I won't have to scurry around doing it in December, nor will I scream and throw things when I can't find the tape because I'm sitting on it. The main thing about wrapping to share is that I buy my wrapping paper the day or weekend after Christmas. It goes on sale then and I get everything--paper, boxes, bags, tissue, bows, the works. I try to get neutral paper for non Christmas gifts but of course you have to have Christmas paper for Christmas so I get that too. That way I have one less thing to worry about come December (or October this year)
Have you started getting ready for Christmas? What do you do? What am I leaving off of my list that I need to do?