I’m starting to panic. I just realized that it is almost the middle of November. Duh! I’ve spent most weekends cleaning, decluttering, and trying to get the house in some order so I can relax more in December.
The past several years I’ve done what I call Christmas Wishes. It’s the same thing as an Advent calendar where a person opens something everyday starting December 1st, be it a reflection, small token, ornament, or treat. It started out with anything under $1 such as a free pencil or emery board though sometimes I included a booklet of stamps or a gift card. It was fun for my adult children and their spouses.
Then grandkids came along so I included them. The adults got dropped like a hot potato.
Last year I gave each family a small artificial Christmas tree and each day was an ornament for the tree and a sweet treat. I made those “sour cream” packages for the ornaments. Cute but time-consuming.
Yes, it’s mid-November and I haven’t started on getting these put together. It take a long time to do this and I need to have them ready by Thanksgiving.
I was thinking of doing the same thing with the ornaments but also adding an ornament making craft every few days. Such as candy cane reindeer:
Or these candy cane mice from Martha Stewart:
I just have to force myself to get in the mood.