Christmas in July: 13 Things to Do By Mid October
Yes, the weather outside IS frightful and not from the cold or snow. A heat wave, poor ozone layer, and smokey haze have me bunkered down at home. Some retail stores (like Harrod’s Christmas World) are getting ready to launch their Christmas line.
Go here to view Harrod’s 2007 Christmas Parade. While normally this wouldn’t appeal. Today it does. Doesn’t it just get you ready for Christmas chores?
I ‘ve made a Christmas check off list of things I can do this summer.
- Start buying stamps. Get out Christmas cards – I bought some last year on clearance. Put stamps on envelopes.
- Input all my addresses in a label program.
- 3. Print address labels & return address labels. Put the labels on the envelopes.
- 4. Watch a Christmas movie while putting on labels. Perhaps, White Christmas or The Polar Express.
- 5. Start working on handmade Christmas presents. Tangled Thread has this very same idea about starting Christmas presents in July Challenge.
- Plan Christmas card for CNC women. Write letter and address envelopes.
- Pick 3 cookie recipes. Put on calendar when I will make these. Buy ingredients for the recipes. Should I participate in a cookie swap?
- Plan Christmas Day Meal. Plan what to buy and make ahead. Put on calendar.
- Make a gift buying list. Start buying the gifts. Wrap pressies as they come into the house.
- 10. Make Christmas wreath. Contact Geri for help.
- 11. Advent Preparations – Check with Google to see when the first Sunday of Advent is. Find wreath, candles, and devotional.
- 12. Prepare Christmas letter. Print. Fold. Stuff in envelopes. Watch another Christmas movie. What would you suggest?
- Organize Christmas photo with me, Chip and the kiddos. Print. Put into envelopes.
Just think how much easier Christmas will be, if I actually finish this list before November.
Do you ever do Christmas “chores” in the Summer or Fall? What Christmas things would you like to accomplish in the next 90 days? By say, October 17, 2008.