I have been married 6 years, I have one daughter 4 & 1/2 and 3 stepsons 14, 15 & 20. Christmas is a huge passion of mine and I plan for it all year round much to the consternation of the rest of the family!
I've been doing little Christmassy bits over the past few days as I don't always have a huge amount of free time on weekdays.
Of course i've been making up Christmas cards when I can and after going through my list I would need to make about 40 to cover everyone. I've made 16 so far so not doing bad at all! I'm also going to get together some bits and pieces for India to make cards for Grandma and Grandad and Daddy too (though she just likes to do big x 's over the cards normally!). I have just received a big bunch of new embellishments from ebay today & will get some more card blanks and i'm set to go.
Last night I spent a while shopping for gifts on the internet, so I now have a few more people sorted out. My gift list is updated and in my folder. I also printed off a planner for December so I can fill in what needs doing and when. Along with a planner for my elf. I need to start checking through our craft stuff for any projects he might bring with him!
Later on this evening i'll be enjoying a nice mug of Hot Chocolate. I keep my Disney Christmas mug out especially for Rudolph Day.
I noticed one of our pound stores had put out Halloween stuff yesterday, the Christmas stuff won't be far behind. Morrisons started putting out their Christmas sweets in September last year, once the kids were back at school so i'll look out for that. Once they do i'll start adding some to the weekly shop to spread the cost, I keep a list of what i've bought so nothing goes astray.
It's a long weekend this weekend for the August bank holiday. Monday I plan to make my mincemeat and will post the recipe later. Hope you all enjoy your day!