Getting organized for Thanksgiving and Christmas

Avatar for cmbren
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-22-2000
Getting organized for Thanksgiving and Christmas
5
Wed, 09-21-2011 - 11:40am

Thanksgiving and Christmas are my two favorite holidays; I love having my family and friends around for a huge gathering.

How do you get organized for the holidays?

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-25-2007
Wed, 09-21-2011 - 12:50pm
The holidays are coming..the holidays are coming!! I love the holidays, can you tell? I don't have any big secrets to managing the holidays. I write a lot of lists so I don't forget to do or buy anything. I usually have all my Christmas shopping done by December so I don't have to worry. We already have a gift stash started in the attic.


Powered by CGISpy.com

Avatar for cmbren
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-22-2000
Wed, 09-21-2011 - 1:11pm

Don't you just LOVE lists? Seriously, I couldn't get along without my handy dandy notebook of lists!

I tried the gift stash thing but dh isn't

Avatar for zions_daughter
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-18-2001
Wed, 09-21-2011 - 11:08pm
Doh! Apparently my FIL is the same.

Our boys' birthdays are at the end of October and the beginning of December, so we'll have to have lots of gift ideas and I'll try to get some of the Christmas things early. Might be able to make a stash on top of the wardrobes in our bedroom, or on the shelves at the bottom of the basement stairs. Once the gifts are wrapped, there might be space in the laundry room, but they'd still attract attention...

Avatar for zions_daughter
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-18-2001
Wed, 09-21-2011 - 11:11pm
Definitely write lists! And try to start early...

(Speaking of which, I need to decide on a frozen or fresh turkey. We're going to be away a bit before Canadian Thanksgiving, so I have to figure out the timing of the food purchases!)

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-25-2007
Thu, 09-22-2011 - 6:43am
I have to buy JJ's birthday gifts first since his is in October. Julia's is in the beginning of January, so I buy her birthday gifts at the same time I am birthday shopping :)


Powered by CGISpy.com