the gift of foresight. Last year after Christmas, I planned ahead and packed a special box labeled "Open This First." It contains our advent wreath, advent calendar, and the Christmas cards that I bought on sale last year so I can start writing them out now. I made it a point to put this box right next to a box that contains gift wrap, tags, and bows, and another box that contains cookie tins. I was able to peek inside, note what I have on hand, so as to not go out and buy a bunch more stuff.
Every so often, I get it right;)