This year I have done 90% of my Christmas shopping online! The few remaining gifts that I have left to buy will probably be bought in-store, simply because of the shipping deadlines that are approaching (or have already passed). I have also been trying to wrap the gifts as they’ve arrived and so far, I am LOVING this method. I do not feel stressed out and I know that I will be able to enjoy Christmas activities without rushing to get things done at the last minute, like I normally am. Each day for the last couple of weeks, our mail courier has been delivering lots of packages – and that gets me so excited and anxious for Christmas to be here! I just love that Christmas packages are arriving! I can hardly believe that it is less than 2 weeks away – just ten days, in fact! Another thing that I’ve enjoyed receiving in the mail recently is Christmas cards! This is truly the most wonderful time of the year .
Next year, I hope to do things similar to how I’ve done them this year so that I can enjoy the more important things that surround Christmas. I want to do things like bake cookies with Kynlee, make Christmas crafts for the grandparents, ride around and look at lights (several times), talk about the birth of Jesus, and just enjoy spending time with family without having to worry about what all still needs to be done.
In what ways do you prepare for the holidays so as to eliminate the stress that can come along with them?