Good grief, it's November 12th -- as in Christmas is coming and where are my cards? My presents? My anything? I love the holiday and am determined to try and enjoy it without stressing out too much this year. With my mom sick and my husband working long hours and my kid, well, he's almost 16, need I say more?? -- I'm planning new and improved Christmas and Thankgiving holidays. First decision -- we are not hosting our Thanksgiving dessert party this year. It has become a tradition and I'm sad to see it go, but it isn't necessary and I think it best that we keep things simple. Also, I'm buying the meal from the grocery store. I've never stooped this low, but whatever!! At least everything will be done at the same time. And, I will make some homemade desserts. Next -- all shopping by the internet! I'm not setting foot inside a brick and mortar store this year, except to buy some spruced up decorations. Sorry Macy's! And, it's time to take down our "year round" Christmas wreath -- it's on the inside of our front door and has been hangin' there for years. It must be sooo dusty -- I've been afraid to look too closely. This year -- a fresh wreath and some new decorations. They don't have to be homemade -- just fresh and smell good. Finally, I have to go into mass production on a simple no layer Christmas card. It is the only way. Do you think a folded card with Merry Christmas stamped crooked on it will work?? LOL Really, I am going to design a simple card and make a bunch. I see paper, ink and a ribbon. Boom boom, done. Then I'll use my gazillion Christmas sets to make more complicated ones for special friends! How I wish I had purchased Peaceful Wishes months ago as I've seen so many simple but awesome cards made with that set! However, I simply cannot, will not, buy any more stamps right now. (Especially since I've seen the Sell a Bration sets! tease). More on that later!