So, it may sound a little crazy, especially given our busy and hectic schedules and still trying to plan birthdays and Thanksgiving - but I'm going to give it a shot! I used Kaley's ideas from her 20 Minute Missions, tweaked quite a few of them and using an excel calendar, created this very simple calendar to try this year. It is editable, so please feel free to download and tweak how you feel best.
I do have quite a few personalized gifts that I'll be ordering/making this year, so that will be taking up a considerable amount of time. Also, I plan to try and do as much shopping online using Amazon. Since I'm currently a student, I was able to take advantage of the student Amazon Prime rate, and in my opinion, the best feature is the free two-day shipping! Whatever I can't order online, I've got a day dedicated to shopping the weekend before Thanksgiving. My ultimate goal is to have everything ordered, purchased and wrapped, packages that need to be shipped to out of town family and Christmas cards in the mail by the end of November!
I'm ok with a month of craziness now, if that will better enable us to enjoy the Christmas season for all it's worth, with thermos' full of hot chocolate, checking out the Christmas lights, listening to Christmas music and celebrating the birth of our Savior with my family! Wish me luck, I have a feeling I may need it! Wishing you all a blessed holiday season!