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sweetpumkinpye

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We will be going there on the 30th and since I have all their gifts I am taking them so I don't have to mail it.
such a good plan, saves so much on postage and you know that they will be there in plenty of time.
 
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I use Google Sheets. I like using the computer at home and accessing the information from my phone while out shopping. Each person gets two columns: One for the gift and one for the cost. Gift ideas are listed. If the item is bought, then I put down the price. I have the price column set up to calculate the total cost spent as prices are entered.
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When the gift is wrapped, it gets colored green. When I order something online, the cost gets put down and then I color code it yellow. It stays yellow until it arrives and then it goes to white again. Now, if it's getting close to Christmas, say December 6th, and I still have things to wrap and/or an order is overdue, it gets color coded red. These are visual cues for me that I need to pay attention especially after Dec. 6th.

For instance, if I'm gifting several people with bags of coffee and one person can only drink decaf coffee, I should document whose coffee I bought. If I don't do that after my shopping trips or as I'm wrapping, then I end up unwrapping gifts later to make sure I bought the correct gifts. :rolleyes:
Thank you for sharing!

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Miss JoDee

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Wrapped several gifts this morning. Only have 3 more. I have stocking stuffers to wrap too.
 

sweetpumkinpye

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Wrapping and prep continues here this week. tomorrow is Rudy day here so I will check that supplies are ready to go and clean some space in my craft room.
 

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Finished wrapping everything I had boxed up. Tomorrow I’m going to gather up everything that still needs boxed to the kitchen. It’s easier for me to go back and forth to the garage that way for boxes. I can wrap those things Tuesday and be pretty much done. I’ll still need to do the gift basket for friends and decide how to wrap the purse sets and baby quilt. But atleast everything else will be done.
 

sweetpumkinpye

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A quick reminder of our double header wrapping party weekend. 2 days of Christmas magic. I am hoping to be fully wrapped by the end of this week!!!
 

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For some reason I cannot bring myself to wrap before December at the earliest - except of course, for those years when Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving.

I might be able to put things in boxes but I am always afraid that the wrappings will get messed up as I have no dedicated place to store things.
 
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sweetpumkinpye

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I wrapped some yesterday and have 2 large boxes of item that will need to be shipped to DS. I am expecting that the postage will be hefty. I will try and get that to him the last week of November as I am not sure how long the post will take. Next year I will do something different for him so that I will not be posting so much.
 

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I might be able to put things in boxes but I am always afraid that the wrappings will get messed up as I have no dedicated place to store things.
If it makes you feel better, my wrapped gifts get messed up as everything is piled on top of one another to fit into a bag or a box.
Next year I will do something different for him so that I will not be posting so much.
Wondering if you two can meet half way for a lunch and exchange gifts that way. I don't know what the cost of posting verses driving would cost where you are.

I was hoping to get wrapping done this weekend but it won't work out with dd visiting. I got all the gifts that I had wrapped yesterday. :)
 

sweetpumkinpye

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Wondering if you two can meet half way for a lunch and exchange gifts that way. I don't know what the cost of posting verses driving would cost where you are.
Mary, this is a good thought. DS is living about a 12 hour drive from us, I could see where half way is and maybe meet him there.
I am thinking that m-next year I will send him more cash and a list of what I would like him to buy for his stocking. I am also thinking of buying him seasons passes to the theme parks that are near to him.
 
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