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Old 10-20-2003, 12:49 PM
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Your best holiday timesaving tip

Taken from "Real Simple" magazine:

What is your best holiday TIMESAVING tip?

Mine would be that I keep a "Christmas book" of girfts purchased or made for everyone every year so I don't duplicate...and then...shop early...so I can ENJOY December! I really do enjoy all the baking and decorating, etc, in December but it helps to not have the shopping and wrapping to do in addition since we both work fulltime.

Two good ideas that were in the magazine ....

1. Buying nonperishables for Christmas baking up to 2 months in advance.

2. One woman wrote about how her family had Christmas family celebrations at 3 different locations and so she uses 3 different kinds of wrapping paper, one for each place!! When it is time to go they get the appropriate wrapped gifts out from under the tree without having to read through all the nametags.
I thought those were both great ideas!

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Old 10-20-2003, 01:03 PM
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I think my best tip is to shop the after Christmas sales to stock up on things for the next year, and to get your Christmas cards done early. I always make mine, and I like to do it in the summer, but this year I didn't. I'm just getting them finished up, I've got my newsletter done and the address labels, so soon I'll have them allready for the stamps.

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Old 11-10-2003, 09:08 AM
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Hi Songberries, How did your cards turn out??!!

I always shop the sales right after Christmas too for the next years wrapping paper and cards, etc... Definitely a big money saver!!

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Old 11-10-2003, 11:02 AM
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Train - I posted a picture of one of my cards, it's back on the frugal thread. But I can't remember how far back it is, so here's another picture.


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Old 11-13-2003, 08:35 AM
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Oh, Those are so pretty, Song!!!
I love your card!!!

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To make my christmas easier
I do have a list of things I've bought for presents as I don't want to double up or buy and extra gift I don't need and it's so much easier and cheaper to shop when you see a "special"

As much cooking as possible before the day to make the day go easier. If doing a hot meal a quick note left in a place for you to see so you know or are reminded when to put on the meat when to put on the potatoes etc.
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Kathy, You must be in the holiday mood now. I am glad that you have renewed some of these threads again.

In past years, we have actually had our big dinner on Christmas eve or on an earlier night when we could all get together. That way, Christmas day was left to spending time with our kids and opening our gifts. We didn't have to rush through everything for me to run into the kitchen to cook.


I always decorate early too. That way I can enjoy it longer and it's less stressful on me when I am rushing around for other things.
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Since my boys are small & still believe in Santa Claus, I bought santa wrapping paper @ the Dollar Tree. I stocked up on about 15-20 rolls, so that every year, "Santa" will have the same paper.


Also, I start signing & addressing my Christmas cards, right after Halloween. If I do a little bit each week, then it's all done by the time I want to send them out
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Kathy, You must be in the holiday mood now. I am glad that you have renewed some of these threads again.
Um, er, what was the give away Tami LOL I noticed that christmas decorations were in the shops already and although I refuse to buy stuff until Dec it has made me think .
Christmas is the next holiday for us, although I know it's not for you.

Sometimes our christmas is split from christmas Day to boxing day, this is sorted out before time as it depends on how we can all get together as a family. DH has a bro and sis, I have my mum, my bro does not do christmas so it depends on what they are doing to.
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Um, er, what was the give away Tami LOL I noticed that christmas decorations were in the shops already and although I refuse to buy stuff until Dec it has made me think .
Christmas is the next holiday for us, although I know it's not for you.

Sometimes our christmas is split from christmas Day to boxing day, this is sorted out before time as it depends on how we can all get together as a family. DH has a bro and sis, I have my mum, my bro does not do christmas so it depends on what they are doing to.

What is the date for your Christmas?
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