Yesterday I got to tick some things off my Christmas to-do list. For many, it may seem way too early to even think about Christmas, but around here, there is a baby that could come any day now and I really must take advantage of all the free time that I have before she comes.
The big things that have been ticked off the list are that over the weekend Winslow got up our Christmas lights. I still haven't made a wreath or spruce bough (can't decide between the two) for our front door, but I will be getting on that soon enough.
Mid afternoon I made a trip to the post office to send off a Christmas parcel through an exchange that I am participating in. It is being sent off across the country to Nova Scotia where another police wife will be waiting for it. I got very happy as I wrapped up all the goodies I bought and made for her and was giddy with excitement when I covered her oversized envelope with Christmas stickers.
We (Winslow, Noah and I) also started a Christmas craft that will be sent out to all 3 sets of Noah's Grandparents for Christmas. Last year I made handprint ornaments made of Crayola air dry clay and this year I am making a little hand print wreath with a photo of Noah and Santa in the middle. I want this to be a tradition that is done every year, where Noah makes something special for his Grandparents for Christmas.
Then this evening I finally finished off my Christmas cards. They are now signed, sealed and will be delivered in a week or so. Again, maybe over the top, but I had so much fun adding a photo of Noah inside each card and putting a Christmas sticker on each letter. It is my hope that it will be exciting for the recipients to open them. I know I'd love to receive a Christmas cad all covered in stickers and such.
And so that is it for now dear friends. I still have quite the list of things that I would like to try and do for Christmas prep before the babe comes, but I am also feeling good that I have managed to start my list so early.
And how about you? Have you started on any of your Christmas projects yet?