It is too late for Christmas 2008, but for Christmas 2009 - I can be more organized and prepared. The tens of Christmas cards that I didn't get mailed, or the packages that got their just in time - can and will be mailed earlier next year. This is my last official goal I am placing under my year long goal to gain more order in my life. What better time to focus on it than right now, while what I forgot and what was successful is fresh in my mind. This stationary book I found at the gift shop in North Pole, NY and it has now become my book of order for our 2009 Christmas.
I marked the things that are of importance to our family, including gifts, projects, parties, events, cards, food, and menus and decided what type of lists to put under each title. For instance under gifts, I marked a spot for gifts to ship and one for family members that are living close and a master list of when everything should be completed, purchased,and shipped. I am placing A, B, C under each category and providing a contents list in the front of the book. Make your list around what is important to your activities and traditions and store all your plans and ideas in one place!
Do you plan now for next year?
Am I crazy?