Christmas Every Month of the Year

Every year Christmas seems to come up so quickly and we all try to fit in so many things that last two months of the year. I really want Christmas to be calm and peaceful and a time for reflection and family and friends. So this year I am prepared, or at least getting that way. I am going to work on a project every month to make next Christmas easier. I can see how this could very easily turn into making it more stressful by adding so many projects that it just gets out of control, so I am making an effort to keep this simple and remember my ultimate goal, simplify and de-stress Christmas. This month I started a small notebook in which to organize my thoughts and write down things that might be good projects or gifts for next year. I have the ideas and where to find specifics, if I’ve already found directions somewhere. I can gather info and as the year progresses narrow some of those things down as I decide exactly what I’m doing. Each month on the 25th I will share with you what my project was for that month, and have some giveaways along the way. I’m really excited about this as next December I shall be fully prepared (in theory) and on track for a simple, beautiful Christmas. I’d love for you to join me, it would be great to have a whole bunch of ideas on the 25th of every month. Even if you get one thing done during the year in preparation for next year it should be a help, no pressure here. This is absolutely not meant to be a way to overload and cause more stress. Ok, so laundry calls, have a great day everybody. I’ll see you in a few days with a fun little Valentine’s project.

books, family, food, gifts, green, home, knitting, sewing • Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 • 9 Comments »
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9 Responses to “Christmas Every Month of the Year”

  1. pamela says:

    What a very good idea. I don’t ‘do’ christmas as such, just a very low key holiday for us. But it has been a big part of family life in my past and this would have really helped! Also useful if being frugal and thrifty is the agenda, planning ahead and spreading the costs. Maybe I could chime in with a few seasonal craft/gifts? We’ll see;)
    xxx

  2. kristina says:

    I recognize those Good Things! Will look forward to the ideas, as my head seems incapable of thinking of Christmas things at the moment–I must be in recovery mode! K x

  3. Patti says:

    What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I haven’t put away the Christmas projects that I didn’t finish in December, with the intention of finishing them soon!

  5. Mousy Brownm says:

    What a great idea! I don’t feel like my feet have touched the ground yet after last Christmas and I have so many projects I want to make just for the fun of making I don’t think I can join in just yet – but I am going to really enjoy seeing what you come up with and maybe I can try some of them in my more disorganised way in the week before next Christmas! 😀

  6. What a lovely idea Jennifer 🙂

  7. Ag Ambroult says:

    THIS is a fabulous idea. This was the most stressful Christmas of all for me, being my busy season for work, too. I was utterly unenjoyable, sorry to say. So I think I just might take a queue from you here and get to work, like, now!

  8. Sarah S says:

    hi!, I’m new on here and excited to be a part of the threaded.

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