So now I am trying to get everything finished in time for our family celebration which is on December 23rd. Since I am running out of time and energy I have hired a cleaning service to arrive on the morning of the 23rd. What a treat to myself that I am really excited about. This will allow me to prepare dinner and do last minute decorating for the evening. I may actually have a moment for a glass of wine and a new book I've been given by a sweet blog friend.
So today I have to finish my shopping and wrapping. But I must admit I may have to resort to giving something I truly dislike to give, gift cards and money. I love the line I heard on Monday night from the TV show Mike and Molly. Actor Reno Wilson who plays officer Carl McMillan says to Mike "you know what a gift card says? " "It says here you do it" haha!! That's how I feel, it doesn't have the same impact a gift someone spent the time to find and wrap does. But since time has never been my friend I may have to gift a few out to my family. I have to share what my Mother use to say to us when we would tell her what we wanted for Christmas as adults.....she didn't care!! She believed the joy was in shopping and selecting the gift you wanted to give,and we were always happy because it came from her heart.
I found some great ways to give money at a favorite web site called Under the Table and Dreaming.
I think these two ideas are just to cute. Stop by there if you too have run out of time and perhaps energy for several more ideas.
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I actually used this because while we were wrapping I did run out of tags. How About Orange is my go to web site for printable mailing labels and now gift tags too. She has the best site for tons of great printable items. I thought this was much easier and cheaper than buying any more.....well until the day after Christmas clearance sale that is! If you have a sticker machine it makes it easy peasy to then apply them to your packages.
Now for a last minute food gift idea check this out from Six in the Suburbs Blog. They have many many more ideas for just about anything you might need or want.
I am so sorry that I haven't been able to come up with an original thought or idea this year. But I haven't been this busy before and I must say thank you to all of my customers for making this a wonderful holiday season. I do plan to be back on before Christmas day to visit and to perhaps post a few family moments.
So now I'm off to the mall to finish up........I hope!!