Is it too Early to Plan for Christmas?

It is November and now that Halloween has come and gone it is time to plan and get ready for Thanksgiving. The good thing is that Thanksgiving is a somewhat straightforward holidays. I mean, get a nice, big turkey and enough food to feed an elephant army and you are all set. Thanksgiving is not the most complicated holiday out there to plan for, you just need to make sure you execute the cooking properly. Nobody wants a dry turkey, so make sure you plan and cook well-ahead of time! So, since Thanksgiving does not take as much logistical planning as other holidays is it a horrible thought to start planning for Christmas now?

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Some people may think this is an aggressive idea, and starting to plan for Christmas almost two-months before it is here seems unnecessary. At the same time, early November is usually much more calm and easy to manage than the beginning of December. Last year, then, I decided to start shopping and planning for Christmas two months ahead and, let me tell you, it was like a miracle from above. Last year was the most stress-free and enjoyable Christmas I have had in years. I was able to get the vast majority of my shopping done before I even went out to buy all the goodies for Thanksgiving! When December hit, I was able to enjoy decorating the house, hosting caroling parties, and letting the Christmas spirit soak in because all the shopping was already done for. I highly recommend giving it a try this year! Look around online for deals and discounts, like these Groupon Coupons for Eastbay, and start getting your families presents early!

Slow and steady wins the race, they say, so why not dominate the Christmas sprint with a nice, slow marathon? It worked last year and I’m excited to do it all over again this year. The key is to use the slow-moving days of November to your advantage, and skip out on all the crazy rushing of December. You will have more quality time to spend with your family and friends when the warm, holiday spirits kick in.

Christmas season is here

It’s the beginning of the “ber” months already and you know what it means to everyone in the Philippines. It’s Christmas season! September is actually the start of the preparation for the longest Christmas celebration in this side of the planet.

Just this morning I heard a Christmas song played on the radio and later saw a TV show featuring shops that sell Christmas ornaments and decors and photo Christmas cards. Some may already feel the Christmas rush, but not me. I know what the occasion means and I don’t want to get affected. Ha ha.

I have stopped doing my Christmas list for my godchildren since I quit my job. Sadly, I don’t have any means to buy gifts for them. If only I could make do-it-yourself toys to give them away, but my godchildren are young adults now. Most of them I have not seen in years. If I’m good at making crafts and stuff I will give them personalized Christmas cards instead. It’s the thought the counts right?