This week's tip has to do with Christmas.... *gasp*, yep Christmas. It is time to organize and look through the gift closet (if you have one) or under the bed or in the basement...wherever you have been stashing those gifts that have been picked up at sales over the year. Perhaps you went shopping on the 26th last year and purchased a few items on sale or threw a few of those sweaters that went on clearance in the spring into your cart. Whatever you did, it is the month to get organized so the big day doesn't sneak up on you.
Now is the time to make a list and check it twice.
I picked up this little notebook many years ago and it has served me well ever since. Each year I write down the names of those I give gifts to and will fill their page as I purchase or make them their presents. It is a system that has worked well for me. The notebook is small and conveniently fits into my purse or bag. I never leave home without it. I can tell at a glance if I already have a gift for someone or if there is one more thing that needs to be added to their gift package......or even if I have nothing for them yet!
What system do you have for keeping track of those who you will give gifts to? Do you have a gift closet or are you one who waits until the 24th of December to start shopping? I am sure we could all learn some new tricks or tips from each other for this holiday season! Remember to give your loved ones a hug!