>> Friday, August 28, 2009
I usually try to work on it a little a time. Actually the first year that I did it in an organized fashion (on purpose) was about 3 years ago. The year before I got pregnant with little E actually. That year Christmas went so smooth and it was so much fun. We were relaxed and enjoyed lots of activities together. It wasn't rushed and all crazy. It was the one year I really felt like we truly enjoyed Christmas together. I tried to reproduce those results when I was pg (uh, 24/7 morning sickness didn't help) and then again last year. Last year went a little better, but still not great. This year I'm going to try again. I figure anything I can get done is better than nothing.
So, you wonder how I am going to do this? Have you ever heard of the Holiday Grand Plan? The Holiday Grand Plan is an 18 week program that was written by Katie Leckey in 1992-1993. The Holiday Grand Plan is the Web's oldest Christmas organizing plan.
Every week (starting on Sunday, August 30th) you are given an assignment. Part of it will be decluttering/cleaning and the other part will be holiday related. Such as making your Christmas card list, baking and making some extra meals for the freezer. The goal is by the time mid-December rolls around you are done. Done decorating, done shopping, done baking. All. Done. Free to have fun with your family, to really enjoy the holidays and all the festivities.
Here is what my Holiday Grand Plan calendar looks like for this year. I was thinking that every Sunday I would come make a post about what the goal for the week is, talk a little bit about what I am doing to get ready for Christmas and I was hoping some of you might like to join me. It doesn't matter if you can't do it all, heck I there will be weeks I'll be doing good just to think about doing the assignment, but every little bit helps.
So think about it, go check out the Holiday Grand Plan website, then come back here on Sunday and let's have some fun getting ready for Christmas!