Christmas Talk

I typically do a post highlighting all the things us moms can do to prepare for the Christmas season in November to help us all remember things we might forget.  But YOU GUYS!  This year I’m behind!  So, hopefully you’re all ready for the Christmas season, but just in case you’re anything like me and a bit on the struggle bus December 2nd maybe this will come in handy.

*Address Labels*
Christmas cards are in the making so address labels are now on their way!  This makes my address labelin’ game SO MUCH EASIER!  I typically order mine from Shutterly and snag a really great deal.

*Online Shopping*
I complete 99% of my shopping online.  I have a list of things I’m looking for this season for everyone on our list and I’ll keep an eye out for the best deals.  Some items will never really go on sale so typically I spend one day making some big purchases {those items that never go on sale} and then I feel SO MUCH BETTER about Christmas arriving.

This is one of the most important things I do all season.  With football games, Christmas parties, kids sports’, and everything in between if I don’t write it all down, I forget and then we miss out on things.  I’ll write something as simple as, “Christmas Movie Night”, on our calendar so that we really take advantage of all our free moments this season.

*Remember the Reason*
I always snag a Christmas devotional, advent, study of some sort to help me dig in deeper to the Word during the Christmas season.  This year Narci shared an Advent study from Lifeway and I ordered it.  I started a little early this weekend and am loving it!  You still have time to order it today {I’d just expedite the shipping}.  For the kiddos, we have The Wonder of the Greatest Gift and The Christmas Promise.  There’s such a gap in between Ebby Lee and Britt I decided to grab two and hopefully something will speak to all age groups.  🙂

*Advent Calendars*
This year I grabbed four of the little advent calendars from Trader Joe’s and the kiddos will enjoy their own little treat every morning or night.  Typically, I grab Lego calendars but last year they weren’t as interested in those as years prior.  We kept it simple in 2019.

*North Pole Breakfast Supplies*
Every year I keep our breakfast simple {do you hear a theme?}…some fun festive plates that I order online {like a few I’m sharing at the bottom of this paragraph}, donuts, strawberries, and hot chocolate are all on the table.  My kids LOVE it!  We don’t keep the festivities to a certain day of the year.  We just make it work for our schedule.  And this year Mama’s running late so this breakfast will be happening later this week.

*Christmas Pajamas*
I just ordered some this weekend and I can’t wait to share them with you!  To be continued…

I’m gonna slow down this season and soak it all in.  I don’t even want to type this but I really don’t have many years left with kiddos at home.  I’m taking full advantage {and you should too!}.

Okay, friends…WHAT am I forgetting?  What else should I be writing down and adding to my to do list?  Happy Monday, Everyone!

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  1. 12.2.19
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Great tips!!! I need to pick up address labels AND order our Christmas cards! 🙂

  2. 12.2.19
    Anonymous said:

    This was such a great list! I’m getting all my ducks in order this morning! The season snuck up on me too!

  3. 12.2.19
    Rachel Embery said:

    Remembering what people point out as we are out and about or just talking about random stuff(when I think, Oh, a Christmas present idea) is a difficult thing for me. I used to think, what was that idea I had for dad, etc…. now I have a notes page on my phone specifically titled Christmas Ideas and when a present idea arrives I instantly type it there then can go back and look when I’m ready to shop! It’s been a life saver for my forgetful memory brain!

  4. 12.2.19
    April Davis said:

    So random .. but stock up on batteries .. when mine were young, no doubt every Xmas Eve or Xmas morning, something needed a battery that I was out of! Lol 😜

  5. 12.2.19
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Remember my North Pole breakfast fail yesterday? This morning, the elf left them Skittles…and then, Smith reminded me he has braces. Dang it. #twomorningsinarow

  6. 12.2.19
    Ellibelle said:

    That's a great list! I make my own Christmas cards and need to check if I made enough yet! It's about time to address them and get them mailed out!
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  7. 12.2.19
    Laci said:

    I am so glad I am not the only one who Christmas snuck up on!

  8. 12.3.19
    Elaine Welte said:

    100% agree with “write it down” this month is going to be so busy I just know I’m going to forget something!