Christmas Countdown Day 29: Decorate Week

Decorate for Christmas

Thanksgiving's arrived, and we're in the home stretch to the Christmas season: welcome to Decorate Week!

Today, it's time to take stock of all we've achieved, and chart a course for the remainder of the Organized Christmas Countdown.

Where are you with your holiday preparations? Ahead of the game this year? Congratulations!

And everyone else ... including me? No matter what we've managed to accomplish, many of us still feel more than a bit behind. Thanksgiving gives everyone a shove toward reality: the holidays are here, ready or not.

To quell any feeling of "behind", take a look back! Along the Countdown, we've clarified our values, begun gift lists, built a budget and gotten a head start on holiday cards or letters. Gift giving is underway, and the kitchen is stocked and ready for holiday meals ahead.

Are our preparations "perfect"? Of course not! Because, as explained in today's essay, there's no such thing as a perfect Christmas--one thing to keep close in our minds as we complete our preparations for the holiday ahead.

Ready? Set? Decorate ... for an organized Christmas!

To Do This Week

Decorate Week Assignments

Write and address one-fifth of the Christmas Card List this week.

Complete one-fourth of the Gifts To Make list this week.

Begin interior and exterior decorating.

To Read Today

So you still think it's possible to have a "perfect" Christmas? Cynthia tells all with a Tale of Two Turkeys:

There's No Such Thing As . . . A Perfect Christmas

Today's Recipe

If good little boys and girls get Snowman Soup, what do naughty children receive? Snowman Poop!

Make this silly holiday treat with marshmallows, seasonal candies or jelly beans. A selection of free printable gift tags and bag toppers makes it easy to make.

A great gift for Secret Santa or You've Been Elfed traditions!

Snowman Poop

To Print Today

Decorate Week Checklist

Holiday Plans: