Monday, 4 October 2010

October's Mission of the Month - Christmas!

Mission of the Month
Every Year I find that come December, life takes on a frenetic pace, I become very stressed and all the things that I should find joyful, become a chore that I dread. So this year I am going to do all of the things that might become a chore well ahead of time in order that I can enjoy them and take the pleasure in them that I should be able to. I'm giggling a little because I always scoff at all the shops that start stocking Christmas items in September and here I am joining in but...... October is going to be 'Christmas Month'!!!!

I plan to:
  • Buy, wrap, parcel up and address gifts ready to give and send.
  • Make Pudding and Cake in good time (capital letters as they are so important to our Christmas traditions here!).
  • Make, write, put photos of the children in, seal, address and stamp Christmas cards.
It is the cards that I particularly want to take time over, to write individual letters to cherished people that I don't make enough time for through the busy months of the year!  I love doing the gift shopping, I find it fun and I take a lot of pleasure in giving gifts that people will really like.  I don't buy for the sake of it, or spend a certain amount on certain people.  I buy what I think that they will like!

Then roll on December when I will have time to spend with my family without feeling stressed out and can help my daughter make all the presents that she is planning to give to people!


  1. Wow, now that is impressive! What a wonderful help that will be during the holidays.

    Best of luck to you!


  2. You go girl! Instead of enjoying Christmas, I always feel so stressed that I dread it. There are so many good ideas that people from Mama's Mission are coming up with, my idea list is growing. I cannot wait to hear about your accomplishments!

    Best of luck to you!

  3. Jennifer~ This is a GREAT mission!!! I ALMOST decided to make Christmas my mission for October, but decided to save it for November. Hopefully I still won't end up doing everything at the last minute!!!!

    Thanks for joining in!!