Smarter Celebrations: It's HOW many days 'til Christmas?
I know, I know, I know...you are reading the title thinking, "C'mon, Heather! It isn't even Halloween or Thanksgiving yet!" It's not just me, folks, I've already seen holiday decorations for sale in stores.
Seriously, the holidays will be here before you know it...there are 71 days until HoHoHo day. But we all know we need to be done before then. When you think about it, there are 46 days until December 1, which is around the time I usually start decorating, and 60 days until December 14 when probably you would want to be done buying gifts -- or at least those gifts you need to ship or send, eh?
Also on my personal plate: Hanukkah. Which arrives this year on November 27...that's right at Thanksgiving, folks. A mere 43 days away. Even before Black Friday, so this interfaith mama has to start buying gifts sooner rather than later.
So, yeah, the holidays are on my radar big time. The last few years, I haven't been as good about being aware of the calendar. The result? We didn't take advantage of cool holiday-ish festivities, and I paid more in shipping than I should have. Right. My falalalalalas were foiled all because the calendar just seemed to zoom along.
Hence, this post. To remind all of us (and myself) to start that planning now. Maybe start making a list of giftees, perhaps checking websites to find out when the tree lighting and Christmas choral concerts are happening.
Are you starting to think about the holidays? What is the first thing you do to start to get ready?