Fall is upon us! September is rapidly drawing to a close and then we’ll really get down to the nitty-gritty fall-like activities. You know the ones I’m talking about: Hayrides (extra points for ones that are haunted), apple picking, hot apple cider, admiring the changing leaves, and breaking out the hoodies.
But there is another fall activity that I would like to bring to the forefront. Holiday shopping. Yes, yes, I know. How can I be thinking about the December holidays when I haven’t been a pirate for Halloween or stuffed myself with mashed potatoes and gravy on Thanksgiving?
Come closer. I want to let you in on a little secret.
It is never too early to start getting gifts. Never. In fact, I think I started in July. (And no, I’m not done yet.) I used to be like you, waiting until two weeks before my family was to get together, make my list of people, and drive myself into a fine frenzy trying to find the perfect gift. And then hoping that it would arrive on time. Not too long ago, I started to get gifts as I thought of them. If I found two birthday presents for my mom’s September birthday, I’d buy them both and save one for December. Last year, I ended up with only one present left to buy when December 1st rolled around.
I thought I was buying Christmas presents. But do you know what I got instead?
Peace of mind. Who knew that the Holiday season could be spent in the warm, loving, and safe environment (no joke, my friends — bargain shoppers can be vicious) of my home with the people I love and not dealing with cashiers too tired to even smile? Who knew that it was even legal to get it done early?
This weekend, it will be October. You’ll have something like two and a half months to gather gifts for the Holidays. I recommend that you start here:
I’ll make your gift, send it in a pretty little box, and, if you want, I’ll even customize it for you. The peace of mind you get is free of charge.
Don’t wait. As Benjamin Franklin once said, “You may delay, but time will not.”