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boodymum67 Thu 07-Nov-19 16:06:22

HI, decided to get all the present shopping done in one go...and managed it! I have made a few gifts as well........wooden boxes, painted and gemmed up, filled with goodies like make-up, nail products and even a small bottle of gin in one!

Wrote the greetings cards out too.

Such a satisfying feeling!

leyla Thu 07-Nov-19 16:07:33

Could you come and do mine now please? :-)

Oopsminty Thu 07-Nov-19 16:08:33


kittylester Thu 07-Nov-19 16:09:31

You do know that it's November 7th, dont you! grin

NotTooOld Thu 07-Nov-19 16:13:36

Wow, that's impressive. Well done.

M0nica Thu 07-Nov-19 16:15:33

But think what you are missing. I enjoy the long foreplay for Christmas, the building up of lists, the buying bit by bit, then the wrapping.

I certainly do not do the last minute panic. So far the turkey, ham and sausage meat etc have been ordered, Christmas cards bought and the label list updated and annual letter written. Most of the requested Christmas present suggestion lists have been submitted. I have made the mincemeat, this weekend I will make the cake and next week the puddings.

By the end of the month presents will have been obtained and December can be given to wrapping, decorating, posting cards and special events: trip to Colognefor the Christmas Fair and a Christmas special ride on a restored railway.

Everything will reach its climax the weekend before Christmas when all the family arrive and the event really starts.

glammanana Thu 07-Nov-19 16:37:38

The past few years have been really easy now my DGCs have grown up,money/giftcards etc all appreciated.
This year has been wonderful buying for 1 x DGD 18mths & 2 x GGC so I have had a lovely time buying baby presents once again and looking forward to seeing little faces on the day.
Everything is all wrapped and ready to be posted to Santa.

Namsnanny Thu 07-Nov-19 17:08:42

Boodymum67 ... how do you feel about posting a photo of your boxes etc., on the thread called christmas prep
Some of us have already put up lovely photos of things we’ve made!
Yours would be a welcome addition grin

threexnanny Thu 07-Nov-19 17:17:39

My pre Christmas timetable is going to be thrown out if the postal strikes go ahead. I've cards and parcels to send abroad as well as quite a few birthdays in the next few weeks.

Callistemon Thu 07-Nov-19 17:34:48

I haven't done a thing

Postal strike? Eek!

Oldandverygrey Thu 07-Nov-19 17:38:17

Boodymum - I also have wrapped presents etc., but do not write Christmas cards out too early in case one of us passes away! Only joking I think.

Newquay Thu 07-Nov-19 18:36:00

I send a lot of free ecards now especially abroad-saves a fortune and stops more landfill too!

Cherrytree59 Thu 07-Nov-19 18:48:18

Well done boodymum👍

DH has kindly shared his man cold, so spent all day at home yesterday.
I did not want to waste the day, so did some Christmas wrapping for myself and very kindly for my DD (hidden prezzies 🤫).

The presents are for my oldest grandson as he has a specific interest that will not change by Christmas.
My other two little grandsons change their toy allegiance on a daily basis, I will await Santa's letters. 🎅

We have three birthdays before the big day, I need to be organised.

phoenix Thu 07-Nov-19 18:52:24

Too early!

Sara65 Thu 07-Nov-19 19:04:10

I’ve bought quite a lot now, but still have a long way to go.

I can’t set up Christmas HQ with my pasting table, and all my equipment, until I’m fairly sure there won’t be anymore sleepovers.

ginny Thu 07-Nov-19 22:07:25

Not even thought about it yet. It’ll all get done eventually.

grandtanteJE65 Fri 08-Nov-19 16:49:58

I have just bought my Christmas cards and one small present.

Farmor15 Fri 08-Nov-19 20:30:33

Much too early!

lemongrove Fri 08-Nov-19 21:57:34

Monica...I enjoy long foreplay too ( but that’s another story)

I haven’t even started to think about Christmas presents yet,
But admire anyone who is so organised boodymum as I need to get the family to say what they would like, or a few hints anyway, and I know that will take another month, so will probably get presents about the first week in Dec if I’m lucky.

boodymum67 Sat 09-Nov-19 13:03:40

thanks for all your replies.....I am a wheelchair user and go out once a week with a carer, so I thought it best to get it done before shops get crowded and shops get overfilled and wheelchair lanes narrow!

I`ll try to put some pics on Namsnanny and Leyla, where do you live? Lol . Best wishes all xxx

boodymum67 Sat 09-Nov-19 13:20:55

Hi again. I`ve tried and tried to ad pics...cant do it!

Teetime Sat 09-Nov-19 13:49:56

I'm almost done too. Wont stop me going out for a few lovely lazy browses and coffees without necessarily needing to buy anything other than the odd impulse buy.

M0nica Sat 09-Nov-19 18:54:00

Today we went up to the loft and brought most of the Christmas stuff done. Not so much preparing for Christmas, but tomorrow the gas and electricity people are coming in to majorly upgrade a lot of our electrics and move the boiler and will need to get into the loft to thread pipes and cables.

Witzend Sat 09-Nov-19 19:06:26

Now I'm almost there with the Big Knits, I shall start my Christmas shopping in earnest. Would be lovely to have it all done and wrapped by December - though I always have to get several presents early - for family a long drive away in N Yorks. We always have a meet-up late Nov or early Dec, and not just for a present swap, since we don't see each other very often.

Hetty58 Sat 09-Nov-19 19:10:21

I don't even think about it until the week before Christmas.