It used to be that people didn’t even think about Christmas shopping until after Thanksgiving. At least that’s the way I remember it. But right now I’m thinking, “Oh no! It’s almost mid-November and I haven’t even thought about what to buy for Christmas!”
You might think that it’s merely a sign of how advertising gets so much into our heads, and that is part of it, but it’s not the only reason. The weeks seem to fly by so quickly. It seems like I barely have a chance to think about what I need to do by a particular date and that date has already passed. One month seems like a terribly short time for something as big as Christmas.
To make matters worse, I am thinking about making a lot of things for Christmas and to do all I want to do I really needed to start back in September – maybe August. But I’m going to give it a try anyway. Most things (other than quilts which take months) I can finish in two or three days, or sometimes even just one day, if I force myself to get over the “I don’t want to work on this now; maybe later” syndrome.
But that still leaves a lot of shopping to do in what seems like a short time. For the last several years I have done most of my Christmas shopping online and will do so again this year. That means allowing time for shipping so starting in November is not only not bad, it’s necessary.