Christmas 2019

Discussion in 'Christmas Countdown' started by housewife2, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    we will not see Christmas here until late September or early October. If I went to the big craft store about 1/2 hour from me they may have started to put some out.
     
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  2. Cathymac2

    Cathymac2 Active Member

    Aunt Jamelle have you ever done the Jiffy Pop over a campfire? Sooo fun, not to mention yummy! Make sure you have a good bed of coals though. You can also use the charcoal grill.
     
  3. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    There's a website that had the cutest designs to decorate the Jiffy Pop containers. You basically slip it on top of the lid and press the foil down around the edges. Let me see if I can find it.
     
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  4. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    I am so curious as to what Jiffy pots are. Will be googling tonight.
     
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  5. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

    Katrina

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  6. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

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  7. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    WOW they look amazing, Certainly do not have those here, they would be great stocking fillers.
     
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  8. housewife2

    housewife2 Well-Known Member

    hobby lobby has christmas at 50% off bought a few things there.
     
  9. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Christmas is starting to show in the shops here. Still not a lot. I think that if I see something I want I will grab it rather than miss out. FOMO
     
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  10. housewife2

    housewife2 Well-Known Member

    we have had christmas up at work since august
     
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  11. Myron's Mom

    Myron's Mom Well-Known Member

    Lots of places here are starting to have Christmas craft shows and sales. The Mennonite thrift shop had theirs this weekend. I was surprised how much higher end things they had.
    Most definitely if you see something buy it. I’ve learned my lesson the hard way about that.
     
  12. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    How is everyone's holiday calendar filling up? Mine is starting to be pretty blocked!!!! :)

    Confirmed date for BIL's and their wives to come over for dinner in December. Then my boss asked me to host work event for our department the day before the dinner. Which is fine...December is always just crazy!

    And with how Thanksgiving falls so darn close to the start of Dec this year it makes it even tighter!!!

    Sun Dec 1st will still see me trying to finish Christmas decor in the house
    2nd weekend in Dec = Our annual Christmas party
    3rd weekend = Work Event/BIL Dinner
    4th weekend = My sister and her BF come to stay
    And then it's Christmas!!!!!

    Going to be "brisk" this year!!!!
     
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  13. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

    I am trying to encourage DH to step out more this year. Hoping if I plan with DS/GF and DD/BF he might be more willing. Still looking at events on Facebook Events.

    Our family Christmas won't happen until New Year's Eve. It is what works for us all to be together.
     
  14. missjane

    missjane Well-Known Member

    I would love to live where there were Mennonite crafters!
     
  15. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    We have dates on the calendar for getting the tree, Christmas concerts shopping and baking.

    We are changing up our traditional Christmas this year. I won't be hosting on Christmas Eve and my brother won't be hosting on Christmas. My brother will have us to his house two weeks before Christmas. I'll have whoever can make it to my house the weekend before Christmas. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will be with my dh and children. :)
     
  16. housewife2

    housewife2 Well-Known Member

    we are making plans for christmas eve and christmas day trying to suit everyone so everyone can see their mates families too
     
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  17. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    We are changing things up here a little this year too. With Christmas Eve being a Tuesday I have to work and I think it will be a late one.
    I have spoken to DD and BF and we will have them over on the Saturday before (21st) and we will have our traditional dinner and movie night then. There will be no rush and we can enjoy the evening. Then one Christmas Eve DH,DS and I will just do something "special" here. It is the first time in many years I have had to change CE plans.
    I will see if the kids are coming for Christmas morning and we will exchange gifts and stockings then.
     
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  18. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Ordered Christmas postage stamps yesterday - need to make plans for DS's Christmas photo to put in with Christmas cards!!!

    Also need to get wrapping again! And review shopping lists! And work on Christmas class treat!

    So much to do - as always!!! :)
     
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  19. Myron's Mom

    Myron's Mom Well-Known Member

    We always were changing up Christmas Eve and day until I retired. Between me working nights in the NICU and when our son (he is actually my step son) was little, rotating the holiday with his mom, Christmas Eve dinner was rarely on the actual day. And to have slept the night before was a treat. It wouldn’t be unusual to be up for 36 hours or more.
    Dinner time will depend on what time our son gets in. We will have the traditional dinner and movie night.
    I stopped at the post office to get Christmas stamps but our tiny office didn’t have what wanted so I need to order online.
     
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  20. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    I haven't even made a note in my planner regarding Christmas stamps, don't know how I missed that one!!
     
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