Wednesday, January 21, 2009

It's official my 2009 Christmas shopping is done!

You read that title correctly, I am 99% done with my 2009 Christmas shopping. I have two people to make semi medium sized purchases for but those will wait until November. Other than that everyone I plan to purchase things for has had the items purchased. I picked up the last of the kids gifts at Target during their crazy clearance a few days ago. (shown above)

Everyone else on our list will be receiving homemade gifts since they will be mostly gift free Christmas gatherings. I loved having no gift Christmas gatherings in 2008. At first I wasn't sure how it would work out but I found it to be so much less stressful. Plus not worrying about gifts allowed us time to really focus on the season and being together.

Since I have advanced warning this year I plan to make a few homemade gifts for everyone that we won't be doing full exchanges with and of course there will be a few stocking stuffer items give out from my CVS stash.

It feels so great to be done with Christmas in January, one less thing to worry about throughout the year.


Brenda said...

Wow...that's awesome. I have made one purchase for next year and hope to continue picking things up. What a great feeling to know that you're done.