Each year at this time summer starts to wind down, and I can begin to feel autumn in the air. My mind starts to wander to the upcoming holidays. I also drag out my Holiday Grand Plan notebook and start making lists. Can I just say how much I love lists! I make lists of the lists that I need to make.
Over the years I have tailored the plan to fit my needs. This week is List Week. The plan focuses on cleaning as well as holiday prepThis year I opted to get a head start on the cleaning mainly due to the fact my house was a wreck after garden season. This week's cleaning area is the front porch. I will spruce it up a bit and make note of any items that need to be repaired or replaced.
Here is a peek at my to do list for the week:
~Make gift lists (who, ideas for what to buy, and budget guidelines)
~Update Christmas card list
~Think about foods for holiday parties
~List of freezer meals
~Order promotional materials for Operation Christmas Child (I coordinate this at my church.)
~Start making Christmas cards
~Plan Christmas card photo
I know it seems early to be thinking about the holiday season. It is closer than you may want to think. Even a little planning goes a long way. I will update you at the end of the week on what I accomplished.