So the madness of Monday is a little madder than normal with this being the final week of school.
And one mother may have lapsed on the washing front and barely had clean uniforms for everyone.
And that same mother may have been madly wrapping gifts at quarter to nine to take in for the Reverse Christmas tree.
But I have managed one quick pentulimate round of Christmas shopping this morning. We are almost there. The rest of my day will be spent making Christmas treats for tomorrow’s class parties and organising the class teacher gift.
But I can’t help feeling that my shopping won’t be complete until I’ve bought something with a day to go. Then I will feel like I have finished!
It’s 13 sleeps to go. I can’t help it, I’m excited.
So I’m getting all festive today and here’s what’s happening on my Monday.
- Christmas treats: going to attempts Nic’s milky way sleighs, maybe her candy cane freckles as a back-up and Donna Hay’s chocolate candy cane cookies
- Have you sent the jolly bloke in red your Christmas list yet. It’s not too late. Ours went into the post box on the weekend. If you are in Australia, go here for the details about writing and getting a letter back from Santa, complete with stationery downloads, go to Living Locurto or Design Editor for a printable letterhead from Santa’s desk and if you need some writing ideas, head over to oh my handmade goodness for a fill-in-the-blanks template.
- Got Moshi Monsters fans in the house, surprise them with the Moshi Twistmas single on iTunes
And I couldn’t resist. This was such a simple and effective kids’ treat that the minute I saw it I knew my smalls would be taking in reindeer noses for all their friends this Christmas.
It really is the craze sweeping the blogosphere this year, I’ve seen several other lovely bloggers do it. It really was so quick and the smalls loved it. Plus it is perfect for me, a non-crafty type who can is more at home behind the keyboard.
The original idea seems to comes from here. I used eight maltesers (one each for Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen} one jaffa for Rudolph, a bag and a topper and you’re done. On the back it has space for a To: and From:.
You can get my Reindeer noses bag topper here
Got a quick Christmas tip to share?