Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thankful for. . .

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;)

5 comments:

Becky said...

I did the same thing! "Open me first!" It is going to come in very handy this year.

diana said...

how smart of you. it seems so obvious but yet, i bring up every box from the basement and go through them all to find the stuff that i need to put out or tackle first.

RIZZI said...

GREAT IDEA KAREN, YOUR MOM WAS THE MOST ORGANIZED PERSON I NEW, I TRIED TO BE LIKE HER, BUT NEVER COULD KEEP IT UP. I JUST WROTE MY THANKSGIVING CARDS OUT, I'LL MAIL THEM TOMORROW.
HAVE A NICE SUNDAY.
LOVE, AUNT RIZ

Susanne said...

I have sort of the same plan. It sure squelches the frustration of opening every box before I find what I need early.

Jen said...

Me too...I did it also...its great!