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2010-10-16

10 Weeks 'Til Christmas!

Planning Christmas 2010

Are you singing Christmas Carols yet? Playing your holiday Cd's?

I'm not... but only because DH and I have a deal - not until after Halloween! So just 2 more weeks and one day, people, and I can pop in my A Very Special Christmas Cd's and torture the family singing along to them (horrible singing voice ;-).

This week, my plan is to get everything in order, the final, official plan for the holidays so that I'll get everything done on time. Yes, I know - a bit obsessive perhaps, but it helps me, so why not share?

Without further adieu then, this is my "To-Do" List for the upcoming week:
  • Finalize gift list:
    • every single person, 
    • my ideas for their gift 
    • the budget for each one

  • Set budget for overall Holiday expenses:
    • DH/kids
    • other gifts
    • wrapping supplies
    • decorations
    • craft supplies
    • pet gifts (yes, you read it right!)
    • cards/stamps

  • Determine which gifts will be homemade:
    • figure out which projects I will use/give to each person
    • ensure have supplies, if not, buy them

  • Decide what project to make/give for Teacher's Gifts (I'll post some ideas on that another week!)

  • Christmas Card List
    • Make sure have addresses, if not, get them

  • Design Christmas Cards & get supplies

    • Get children to show me what they are hoping Santa will bring 
    •  Finalize baking list for the year
      • check pantry & determine the grocery list for the holiday treats!

    • Double check who is hosting what over the Season, and times, to ensure we know where we are going when
    •  Send out e-vite reminder for my fete on New Year's Eve! Wouldn't want anyone to forget!!

      • Determine anything critical and/or quick that can be polished up around the house - in particular, I'm thinking of painting the boys' bathroom. 

      • Book the following:
        • carpet cleaners
        • upholstery cleaners
        • house cleaners
        • hair appointment for December
        • hair appointments for boys
        • family photos (undecided)

      Busy week... but an exciting one!

      Deck the halls with boughs of holly.....hm, hm, hm, hm, hm, hm, hm, hmmmm

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