|A page from my vintage Night Before Christmas Little Golden Book|
I pulled out my Christmas notebook and spent some good time with it. If you click "Christmas notebook" in the label cloud in the sidebar at right, you will find all of my posts concerning my Christmas notebook and the sort of things it contains.
What I was doing on Monday was to go through my lists of handmade gifts I'm hoping to give this year. I have one list for birthdays, and another list for Christmas. I added in a few items and crossed off some birthday gifts already made and given.
I also added a few items to my Christmas list. For example, I made a felt campfire, logs, fire ring and s'mores for 2 birthday kids. After completing those, I knew I wanted to make more for a Christmas gift for another family. So those have now gone on my Christmas list.
And I also went through and figured out a timeline for several of these handcrafted gifts. I explain my crafting timelines in much more detail here: Planning for Handmade Gifts. Basically, the timelines list the project, who it's for, what materials I need, and what date I'd like to finish by. I don't always accomplish it by then, but I find that failing to plan is planning to fail!
And that was my Rudolph Day hour or so. Pretty simple; not even Christmas tea, Christmas music, or anything. It's been hot here, so iced tea was the order of the day. But I was thankful to be able to take some quality time for planning. How was your Rudy Day?