Tuesday, October 27, 2020

And a few more tiny steps


 Today I realized that I really didn't have enough of the global mail stamps for Christmas cards I am likely to send internationally.  I quickly went to usps.com and ordered ten of these pretty poinsettia global stamps.  I really like that they are the Forever stamps and can be used indefinitely for international cards and letters.

I've done a few other things toward Christmas preparations.  My daughter gave me an idea for her 5-year old, so I've jotted that down on my tentative Christmas list.  This jogged my memory as to some ideas for other family members, so I have a few more spaces filled in on the list.  

A new grandchild is due in December, (in Nevada) so I've got another of the crocheted stockings to make for him/her.  That went on the list as well, of course.  I have made these in varying combinations of dark green, dark red, and cream, so I need to check out a photo that includes the existing stockings in order to decided what the color combo will be for this one.

I've ordered a couple of gifts from Shutterfly and also have a couple of gift books that I found on ThriftBooks.  As I've mentioned before, this is a fantastic source for used books -- new ones, too.

Although I've not made a formal "Kitchen Gifts" list yet, I have noted down some very specific ideas for individuals -- my Christmas granola for several people, and cinnamon pretzels for others. 

 I'm truly beginning to feel that Christmas is going to be very important this year, though we may be somewhat hindered in the way we celebrate.  I think (speaking for myself) that we're all hoping things will be back more toward normalcy by Christmas, but it seems unlikely, so planning ahead is going to be more important than ever.  Personally, I am guilty of letting the days slip by without much planning, but I'm getting on track now.  How about you?


  1. Very little planning, though Christmas shopping has begun. I will not be ordering as much online this year and will not be running about in stores so that doesn't leave much. I am definitely following the three-gift rule: something you want, something you need, and something to read.

    A new grandbaby to love?! How exciting! 😁 And in December...delightful. Warm congratulations.

  2. Congratulations on a new grand baby! I’m thinking about Christmas because I want to do things this year that I love, and celebrate what and when we can! Over the last several years, with practically all adult children they wanted to start to pick names to buy for, but Tim and I still get the marrieds a family gift and our two teenagers we buy for as well as our designated person. I love to give gifts, so I’m already thinking about it.


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