Monday, November 10, 2008

Christmas is a Comin'

I'm in a mellow mood this morning. We had our first snowfall over night. It was nothing more than a dusting on rooftops and the grass really, but it was enough to get me in the mood for making Christmas gifts and cards. I'm listening to a recording of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on iTunes and planning out my week. Let's see...
  • Monday: Make a set of ornaments for my mother-in-law featuring the grandchildren (last year's set included her parents, her wedding, and her children).
  • Tuesday: Make calendars (including the birth dates and anniversaries of the ancestors of course!).
  • Wednesday: Design this year's Christmas card that our family will send out.
  • Thursday: Put together a photo book about my daughter's first cat, Circe.
  • Friday: Catch up day to finish up whatever projects didn't get done Mon-Fri.
The snow flurries are flying. Most of the trees have lost their leaves and are looking forlorn. Halloween is behind us. The best part of autumn has passed and it's time to shift gears and get ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Who else is working on holiday projects this week?

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  1. I've done some shopping but I'm far from being in a holiday mood yet. I guess I really should at least start thinking about making something.

    So far we've missed out on any snow, which is fine by me!

  2. It will be a "hard candy christmas" for us this year as Dolly Parton once sang. No big tree even with all those ornaments I made last year. Being unemployed kind of does that sometimes.

    But in my house it is sacrilege to even play Christmas music or put up even one decoration before the day after Thanksgiving. Call me old fashioned.

  3. We got snow before you did, Apple? Wow, that's got to be a first.

    I won't be decorating my house before the day after Thanksgiving either Thomas. Never. But I do need Christmas tunes to get me in the mood to create Christmas ornaments. It gets the creative juices flowing in the holiday spirit.

  4. My favorite radio station here in Chicago hasn't started playing Christmas tunes yet...soon, I hope. We just got the Halloween decorations put away and put up a few Thanksgiving decorations over the weekend. Now, what I really need are those shopping lists from my children. Santa needs to have those elves working now....

  5. We have a cold rain today so it does make me more in the holiday mood--and I'd better get planning--family Thanksgiving is at my house this year. I asked my husband last night if we were ordering in or if we were cooking. :-)

  6. You have got to be one of the most organized (& early!) people I know! I won't even start thinking about Christmas stuff until after Thanksgiving. And in my mood right now - the people who live here might end up with turkey sandwiches & potato chips - depending on if they all straighten up & fly right real quick!

  7. Oops! You caught me! Yes, I was listening to Feast of Lights (Hanukkah music) and the Best of Narada Christmas last night. I also put a snow globe out. I was just in a holiday mood, I guess!

  8. I am currently working on a cousin's yearbook/photo book. With my kids living so far from their cousins I thought it would be a way for them to connect. So I have included pages spotlighting each cousin.

  9. Jasia,
    I have no idea how you find/make time to do all these things...
    You have given me some great ideas, if ever I get that organised. I hope you enjoy making your gifts.