This article appeared previously on Doing Life Together.
My mother-in-law had a Thanksgiving Day tradition of stacking all her Christmas records on the record player spindle and playing them non-stop until New Years. That’s how we knew it was time to get ready for Christmas.
Even though retail establishments have been ready for Christmas for months, Black Friday is the day I start to get ready. (But I won’t go out shopping today. That would be crazy.)
I’ve probably already bought some Christmas presents. I hope I can remember what I bought and where I put them . . .
This is my process of holiday preparation:
- Now is when I make a list of all the people we want to give presents to, notated with gift ideas. My husband Greg and I divide the list and shop for our assigned people.
- Also, around this time people start asking me what I want for Christmas. So I have to…
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