Today is Nov. 25.
That means it’s exactly one month until Christmas.
Yes, you may scream now.
So when did that happen? When did it suddenly become Christmas? I remember seeing decorated trees and holiday gift packs on display right around Halloween and thinking, “Uh, hello, Christmas isn’t for another two months.”
Then, bam. It’s here.
Normally, I’m done with my Christmas shopping by November. (Yes, I’m one of those.) But this year, I don’t know what happened. It’s not like I’ve been busier than usual — though if you follow me on Instagram, you might disagree. But maybe I’ve just kept thinking that Christmas was still a ways off.
Now it’s right around the proverbial corner.
I’ll be honest, I haven’t bought a single gift yet. Not one. I’ve written out my gift list and planned a couple of Christmas parties — poorly, I might add — but that’s about it.
I had major anxiety last night about it, too. I got up at around 2 a.m., staring at the ceiling fan and wondering, “What am I going to do?” In my mind, it’s already too late to order gifts online — not true — and I’m a huge Christmas failure — that’s debatable. Now I’ll have to brave the crowds at the mall, buying more gifts than I probably need and spending way too much money.
Am I alone in this — or are you freaking out, too?
I’m sure you’re not alone. In the past, I’ve bought too many gifts too. I’ll buy a gift for someone, and then I see something else that would be a good gift for that same person I already got a gift for.
This year I am not freaking out. I am just buying gifts for my immediate family. For my friends, I told them let’s not exchange gifts but instead just get together for dinner.
I do always bake for Christmas though. So the hard part for me is trying to decide what to make. The question is whether I should use a tried and true recipe or try out a new recipe.
Good luck with your shiopping!
Relax….you’ll get it done =) I don’t date due the Black Friday thing people just become to hostile. If you have a flex schedule do your shopping off peak hours. I do mine while everyone’s work, usually in the morning is best for me
I’m with you Cat! My planning hasn’t been the best this year and I guess Christmas cash will have to do for son in San Francisco who is heading for Puerto Rico this thanksgiving. Thanks for the reminder!
CAT: I used to take the month of November to leisurely shop for Christmas then work the whole month of December while my office mates took off. I am not a good shopper and tend to buy stuff people don’t like or have to return. With the advent of gift cards, I am now the best present giver. Who doesn’t shop at Longs??