Tuesday, February 21, 2017
A belated report on January's Christmas Club meeting
I'm behind the times! Our local Christmas Club, headed up by my friend Susan, a local librarian, is meeting tonight. I'm not going to get there; Mr. T's work hours dictate a very early bedtime and I'm already exhausted, so will have to miss this meeting. But at the very least I can report on last month's club meeting.
We began our meeting by talking about the Christmas just past and what some of our most memorable moments were. We talked about traditions old and new that we might have. We also talked about what worked out well and what didn't. For me, the decision to have all handcrafted gifts finished by December 1 was a game-changer. It really helped me to enjoy December.
We next talked about setting up a gift closet. Of course it need not be a closet; it can even be an under bed storage tote. I personally have gifts stashed in several different areas and would really like to streamline that storage.
Organized Christmas even has a great inventory form for your Christmas notebook to keep track of what you have on hand in the gift closet.
Susan had a great idea to make Rudy Day totes ... special tote bags or containers to keep our special Rudy Day items in ... Christmas CDs, tea and coffee, and so on.
Lastly, we talked about recycling our Christmas cards. Susan showed us a photo collage she had made for her Christmas notebook. The collage was made with photos and wording from the various Christmas photo cards she and her husband had received. It was great!
We finished up our meeting by sipping tea and making gift tags out of our old Christmas cards. We all brought cards, and I had brought tag templates, hole punches, silver cord, and bakers twine.
A most enjoyable evening was had by all!