I have been on a "printable" kick lately and let me explain why. My color printer has not worked for about 2 years and for the last 6 months, the black and white hasn't worked either. Finally we got a new printer. It's a cheapy but way better than nothing!
I have also been really getting into using my Creative Memories Story Book Creator for scrapbooks and such. Combining the two together has been tons of fun!
The weather here really cooled off today which made me think it's time to break out the fall and Halloween decor and that means I need to get started on my Christmas prep. Thus I created this Christmas Planner to start getting those jingle bells ringing in my head. They're much nicer to listen to than those dumb bells that clang more often than I would like.
Start by listing all the names of people you need to buy/craft for. Trust me, this list will grow longer as the days grow shorter. Then you can start jotting down ideas and about how much you are able to budget for each recipient. Remember that even a tray of cookies or loaf of homemade bread is still going to cost something. Once you've finished a friend or family member, teacher or neighbor - check him/her off the list and feel good as you see the check-marks multiply.
I know that for me, sometimes I get so caught up in the baking, decorating, and gift-giving, I forget about the true gift of Christmas. May Jesus's name be at the top of your list this year.
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