August PoA – Christmas in August
I’m pretty sure everyone has heard of Christmas in July, right? Well, we missed July and I didn’t make any Christmas gifts. Did you? That’s what I thought! So we’re in the same boat now. T minus 5 months(ish) until Christmas and we need a plan!
First of all, if you don’t know what a PoA is, it’s a TLA I learned once in QEP training. Now that I’ve cleared that up, let’s move on. Hehe!
This year, my husband and I decided to make the gifts we will give for Christmas. Thanks to Dave Ramsey, we have been slowly putting aside money to really give to our friends and family this year. I’m excited to challenge myself in both sewing and money management, and see what great gifts we are able to make while staying in our budget.
This year, there are 10 people I will be making gifts for. For the family we have my parents, Derek’s parents and sister, Derek’s Grandma & Grandad. We are also going to give gifts to our childcare provider and my best friend.
So here’s the schedule we’re looking at.
July 1st – August PoA (you are here!)
July 5th – Shopping for Gifts
July 8th – My mother
July 12th – Christmas Towels
July 15th – Mother in Law
July 16th – My 25th Birthday! In case anyone wants to send me anything!
July 19th – Dad and Father in Law
July 22nd – Granny
July 26th – Derek’s Sister
July 31st – Follow Up
You’ll notice I skipped Derek’s Grandad… we’re still trying to figure out what to get him! Any suggestions?
I’d like to make my disclaimer here so that I don’t have to make it every time I write. My family is still going through a rough time. If I am late on a post, it’s coming. I will try to be as punctual as possible, however family always comes before blog. Thanks for being understanding.
So here we go! Are you planning on joining me to get Christmas done in August? Even if you’re not making your gifts you can get your shopping done early and avoid the hassle! I can’t wait to get started!