Saturday, January 25, 2020

January's Rudolph Day

I have a busy day ahead (preparing for a number of lunch guests at our home tomorrow) so am not sure just how much I will be able to do regarding Rudolph Day.  I thought at the very least I could write a blog post regarding the to-do list I made during Tuesday evening's Christmas Club meeting.  Recall, Susan had given each of us a sheet of notebook paper she's been hoarding for some time, and gave us an assignment to quickly, right then, make a to-do list of what we have to do toward Christmas 2020.  So here's what I wrote:


Order Christmas stamps to use in 2020

Make tentative gift idea list for Christmas 2020

Go through cookbooks/December magazines and identify new recipes to try for Christmas 2020's kitchen gifts

Finish putting away the after-Christmas bargains

Make gift tags from 2018's Christmas cards

Update my Christmas card address list

That looks simple enough.

However, that "update Christmas card address list"?  I've got to admit that other than the address list for my card swap friends on the craft forum,  I've never really had a Christmas card address list.  Shocking, I know.  I have my work cut out for me on that one.  Even more shocking, after all these years without such a list, I finally think it's a good idea!


  1. I have a Christmas Card List book that I purchased from Current. It has columns for 5 years of Christmases. I noticed this year that I was on year 5 (this is actually the 2nd book I've gone through so I guess that means I've been using them for 10 years) and figured I'd have to come up with a new list. Then as I was cleaning out some stationery supplies I found that I had purchased another book somewhere along the way. Whew! so glad I don't have to come up with a new list for 5 more years, haha!

  2. I have a small Mary Engelbreit Christmas notebook that I bought for $1 some years ago. I'm pretty sure that contains a Christmas card address list that is set up for 5 years. I'll probably just use that one. Thanks for the encouragement!

  3. Anonymous1:06 PM

    I have a Christmas card list but thinking of cutting back some. Most people never reply and the cost of shipping to the US is getting expensive (especially since I add Something to the cards)
    Lucie from

  4. Good thoughts, Lucie. I send only a few cards to Canada and overseas and buy the stamps well ahead, so that isn't a worry at the last minute.

    For the US cards, I do find that most people I send cards to send one in return -- or often I get their card first. But you are right, postage gets expensive.


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