Just a Little Early

by HereWeGoAJen on July 30, 2012


You may laugh and think I am crazy now, but believe me, I will be the one laughing in December.


Three presents, totally ready, wrapped with cards included! And it’s still July!

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Shannon July 30, 2012 at 11:03 am

That’s great and I don’t think you’re crazy! If I know what I’m going to get someone I will buy it as soon as I can. It makes the holidays that much less stressful; way to go!


Meghan July 30, 2012 at 11:12 am

I am insanely jealous! Last year I was pretty much done by thanksgiving, which was a record for me! You’ll be pretty busy around the holidays do it makes sense to start early. The year Amelia was born (she’s a November baby) everyone just got gift cards!


Hillary July 30, 2012 at 11:15 am

Awesome! I have been trying to do the same thing lately. I went ahead and ordered all the books I wanted my boys to get for Christmas online a couple of weeks ago and just ordered my nieces gifts yesterday! We just have too many people in our family and not enough time/money so I find it best to shop year-round. It’s soo much easier and less stressful! You should do a post again on the gifts that you made for family and friends in the past years!



Meredith July 30, 2012 at 11:17 am

So awesome! I loved your list of Christmas activities last December. We just moved and I haven’t made friends yet in our new city, but next year I want to throw a small Christmas in July party.


HereWeGoAJen July 30, 2012 at 11:30 am

I am working on a giant list of more Christmas activities for this year. Stay tuned. (And by stay tuned, I mean look out for it in November or something. By “working on”, I mean started once and haven’t been back.)


Meredith August 2, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Yay! That makes me happy. There are a number of reasons to be jolly come October/November. =)


Michelle July 30, 2012 at 11:32 am

That is damn impressive. The earliest I’ve started shopping was October and I was looking around for a medal I was so impressed with myself.


JP July 30, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Nice! I have started THINKING of what to give people. I am totally taking some credit for it too.


Jesabes July 30, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Taking a picture and posting it on your blog is what seems genius to me. I’ve tried to wrap presents in advance before and I almost always forget either (1) that I did it at all or (2) where I put it.


kimbosue July 30, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Super impressed! I need to get on my list too… it always creeps up on me even though I tell myself to start earlier next year!


Shauna July 30, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Not crazy, totally genius!


Lisa @ House of Payne July 30, 2012 at 4:39 pm

You’re a rock star. I can’t do it that way. I refuse to get out any wrapping supplies until all the gifts are purchased so I only have to get it out and put it away once (I am so bad at putting things away!). I’m usually done shopping early enough that it doesn’t create more stress. Usually.


Elsha July 30, 2012 at 7:55 pm

You’re inspiring me to do some Christmas shopping. I’ve got a couple gifts, but nothing is wrapped yet.


Life of a Doctor's Wife July 30, 2012 at 9:49 pm

You are such a rockstar. Ever consider hiring out your talents to those of us who never manage to shop until December 20? It’s as though I don’t KNOW, all year long, year after year, that I will need gifts in December. Argh.


seussgirl July 31, 2012 at 9:04 am

I started Christmas shopping this week (thank you Target for your summer toy clearance aisle!)! I also don’t wrap until I have the majority of gifts bought, or I forget what I have and end up buying too many presents for someone and not enough for somebody else. I miss my gift closet from the old house. :(


leanne July 31, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Like JP, I’ve gotten a head start on the thinking part. Now I just need to do the shopping part :) I get fooled into thinking I still have SO MUCH TIME left to shop.


Erica August 1, 2012 at 9:12 am

Anna was watching a Christmas-themed Shaun the Sheep the other day and I was SEIZED with ANXIETY. Sigh.


Searching for Serenity August 1, 2012 at 11:42 am

You inspire me.

Yet I will likely continue to sit on my rear watching the Olympics and pretend to mentally start my Christmas list.


Danifred August 2, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Shut the front door!

Okay, I do have 2 gifts already purchased. But, they aren’t wrapped.


Tara August 3, 2012 at 2:51 pm

I don’t think you’re crazy at all, even though I haven’t quite made it that far, yet. My gift drawers, however, are filling up nicely, so I’m probably not that far removed from doing some of the wrapping, while I’m at it. Having fourth quarter babies means you have to think about these things ahead of time :)


geohde August 4, 2012 at 2:14 am

Okay, can you come and organise my life? :)



HereWeGoAJen August 5, 2012 at 9:05 am

Ha! You are the one, may I remind you, that has already sent Elizabeth’s birthday present. And I have not sent birthday presents for your two, who have ALREADY had their birthdays! So I am way behind there.


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