Friday, November 25, 2011

A couple of tips to make Christmas easier on yourself........

Angela over at Tracing Rainbows is having a weekly Christmas Tips segment so I thought I would join in.

My number 1 tip is put a little money away each week towards Christmas.  Coming up with a lot of money close to Christmas to buy everything isn't feasible for me, so I put money away each week.  That way when I have to start Christmas shopping  the money is there in my pot.

My number 2 tip is after Christmas when taking down your Christmas cards, write down on a piece of paper or in my case on an Excel spreadsheet on the computer who you got Christmas cards from and whether or not you got a note, letter or photos from them.  That way you know for the following year who you need to end cards too.

I did a post back in 2009 about what to do with your Christmas cards when you are finished with them, that's here

When I was out in the car on Thursday I was listening to my usual radio station and I see it's been switched over to Christmas music now, so I guess it won't be long until Christmas now!!!

By the way I will be starting my Christmas You Tube music video series next Thursday......can't wait!!!

What to say about the "home of the week," I think the best word would be confused.  I really don't know how else to describe it?  I will say who ever buys it will have their work cut out trying to make it all work..........and who in their right mind has an animal print on the main stair carpet?

The condo of the week, is okay I guess, but I do hate those concrete ceilings, they would get on my nerves.  I guess I am not into that whole exposed look.  The view isn't too bad from the balcony, however in the scheme of things I wouldn't want it.


Kaisievic said...

Good tips, thank you.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Angela said...

Thanks Gill for these tips - the one about making notes as you take DOWN cards is important- especially when there are address changes[or name changes due to weddings!]
blessings x

Jane and Chris said...

It was worth looking at the home of the week for the captions alone!
Jane x