I am so in the Christmas spirit these days. Both this year and last I started shopping early and I can't tell you how much less stressful the holidays are when you're done shopping BEFORE the crazy crowds. Last year I was 8 months pregnant in December so I started early. I enjoyed it so much I did it again this year. Here it is, November 4th, and I have only one...yes, ONE...person to shop for. And I'm doing that this weekend. I guess I do have one more left but the items I am buying for that person are perishable and I can't buy them until close to Christmas.
I'm also signing up online for giveaways galore! You will probably see a lot of them posted here on my blog for two reasons. 1. because it obviously helps me to win when I advertise the giveaway and 2. because I like to help these mom bloggers get more fans. I get so excited when I see that I have just one new follower, I can't imagine how much they appreciate it when they get 100 new followers! A couple of the blogs I follow are having major giveaways for the holiday season, I have little buttons on the right side bar in a special holiday section and will add to it as I find them. I can't even keep track of all of the giveaways I've entered but it certainly is paying off! I've won a gDiapers started kit, a My Little Pony DVD, a $15 gift certificate for an Etsy store (from which I got K a cute new winter hat.), and I won $50. And that was all before the major holiday giveaways.
Oh yeah, and I already have all of my Christmas presents wrapped! Yes, I'm crazy. I know people will say that I should save that for when Christmas is actually here, but I just love being done with it all. I like being able to sit back and relax by the tree with some hot cocoa while everyone else is shopping and wrapping. Suckers! :)