The holidays always sneak up on me with full force, leaving me SO unprepared to deal with all the things I'd like to accomplish. I won't lie- almost every event in life sneaks up on me with full force and leaves me feeling unprepared, so it's not like the holidays are unique in that aspect, but you know what I mean. :)
I'm embarrassed to admit the things I have done due to my lack of holiday preparedness over the years, but I'm all about full-disclosure over here. How about Christmas cards, for instance? I LOVE getting holiday cards (who doesn't?!), but can only remember sending them out once in the last *10* years... And that was only because it was the year we got married, so I had a good wedding picture we could send out. And I think I only sent them out a week before Christmas. I kept telling myself "Well hey, they say Happy New Year on them too, so it's not like sending them December 20th is really that bad..." Come on, Lulu.
Or how about the years we've bought a Christmas tree the week of Christmas? Heaven forbid I just leave it up until Epiphany per my family's tradition and then just get rid of it... So I end up having a Christmas tree in February. Good times.
The infamous "2010 Tabletop Christmas tree" bought the of Christmas. Pretty sure this one stayed up until February as well.
Well this year, my friends, is going to be different. As part of my 101 in 1,001 list, I'll be following the 100 Days to Christmas eBook on ListPlanIt.
Jennifer Tankersly has updated her brilliant 100 Days to Christmas for 2012, and it's better than ever. She walks you through an activity to do each an every day leading up to December 25th- each and every one aimed at getting you prepared for Halloween, Thanksgiving, AND Christmas in a way that takes the stress out of planning and allows you to enjoy your holiday more.
For those of you that are hyper-organized, she has already corralled every printable you could ever hope to have in your holiday prep binder, and will give you great suggestions you may never have thought of. And for those of you like me, who are hyper-UNorganized, it's like having your crazy organized friend hold your hand and tell you what to do to be prepared. Pure bliss.
I'm excited to announce that I'll be giving away *2* copies of Jennifer's eBook on Friday. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter! You'll get 1 point for telling me a time when you felt unprepared for the holiday season, and another point for tweeting the giveaway via Rafflecopter. Best of luck entering!
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