I don’t know about you, but I am loving the nice long space between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my parents on Thursday, we decorated the tree (earliest ever) on Friday, and we spent the rest of the weekend at my inlaws celebrating Thanksgiving with them. And despite that whirlwind of a festive weekend, today is only November 26.
I love it.
Thanksgiving wasn’t hurried at all, but I still have several days to prepare for December. I have time to order a silly Advent calendar and a serious (but fun) one, wrap all our books for our storytime Christmas countdown, and think thoughtfully about what memories I want to make this holiday season before it begins in earnest (more on that on Wednesday).
There’s more I can do with my extra time (and that you can, too):
- I can prep my Christmas cards and get them in the mail early (a good idea since we haven’t sent them in a few years!)
- I can DIY some thoughtful gifts (assuming that it’s worth it, of course!)
- I can still order from handmade shops before their early shipping deadlines roll around.
- And many other things I haven’t thought of–but hey, I still have time!
I spent our travel time this weekend thinking about my hopes for this holiday season–and what I need to do now in order to make that happen. I’m not always a great planner, but the extra few days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year is giving me the boost I need.
What about you?
Sarah is giving a $20 credit to one lucky Modern Mrs Darcy reader! Head over to the Scoggin’s Noggins facebook page–the hub of Sarah’s knitting business–to see all her gorgeous knits. (Sarah’s running a handmade business, and they always appreciate “likes.”) If you keep scrolling down, you’ll see a picture of yours truly in a Scoggin’s Noggins hat from last year.
Sarah guarantees Christmas delivery for all items ordered before November 30–so you still have time! (And $20 goes a long way in Sarah’s shop.)
The giveaway winner can order something for herself, something for a gift, or can even gift the Scoggin’s Noggins shop credit as a gift.
UPDATE: The winner has been selected and notified by email.
This promotion is open until Tuesday, November 27, at 11:59 pm EST and is limited to US residents, 18 years or older. The winner will be chosen randomly and notified via email. Please respond within 48 hours to claim your prize. This post will be updated with the beginning of the winner’s email addresses. The prize for this promotion is provided by and shipped by Scoggin’s Noggins. Anne Bogel and Modern Mrs Darcy will not be held responsible for unclaimed or undelivered prizes.
Are you enjoying the bonus time between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year? How are you using it?