Thanksgiving. Yup, it's at our house and this year we'll have two. The kids are divided between in-laws so I'll have a small Thanksgiving for our daughters and their families on the Sunday before as well as a big bash for everyone else on Turkey Day. Thanksgiving is basically a food event and my family has very firm traditions so it is fairly easy in the planning.
via Country Living
Christmas Cards. I have handmade our Christmas Cards for years. I generally start collection ideas in October, get serious about it in November and start making them as soon after Thanksgiving as the schedule allows. I do have a notebook in Evernote with a collection of inspirations. Here are a few that I have noticed. Just collecting thoughts and ideas.
via The Asia Connection Blog by Natalie Wilden
via Suzies Cards on Etsy
via Robin & Tea on Etsy
Family Calendar. For years David and I have created a family calendar as our main gift to sisters, brothers, aunts and uncles and parents. We take photos all year, encourage remote family members to send others and I layout a family calendar. This to-do item has become much, much easier with iPhoto and Apple.
Decorations. A Christmas Tree ornament. I used to design and make a batch of new ones every year. The tradition stopped when I had kids and life got too busy. The baby turns 30 in 2012. I would love to (should!) start again. I have been thinking about natural wood and red beads. I'll share where it goes.
Presents. Start a list and start shopping!
So, how soon do you start?
Previous Posts of Interest:
- Gifts That Keep Giving
- Preserving Memories
- Family Projects • Trees
- Gramzee Week
- Passing It On • Being Creative Matters
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