The chaotic month of December has begun and I feel like I am a fly buzzing around so fast, and so haphazardly, things are only getting completed as a result of some sort of magic. Seriously. Magic. Magic makes things happen.
Speaking of chaotic, just this past Saturday was my own personal Neverending Christmas Party day. Three celebrations in one day is a bit much, but, you know what? I loved every second of it and through the fun moments, the awkward moments, and the laughter, the day was pretty great.
I completed and shipped both of my Secret Santa gifts by the end of the week, with my Broke and Bookish Secret Santa receiving her gift yesterday. I double checked my tracking information in the morning and was pleased to see that the package had been successfully delivered. You can imagine my surprise to see that she had already posted it to her blog that same morning. Success! She also seemed to really like what I put together which was a huge relief. You don’t even know.
Insert a very long Monday of catching up on Etsy orders that fell by the wayside as a result of the weekend of Christmas parties and photo shoots and fun, and we’ve still only just begun.
I’m sitting here with only 4ish days until our Mad Men inspired Christmas Cocktail Party and I’m both stressed and oddly calm about the whole thing. I’m only calm because there isn’t a whole lot for me to do right now, but stressed because that means most of the details need to be taken care of on the night before and day of, which always becomes an exercise in time management and working at lightning speed.
On the plus side, I have my menu/table/place cards ready! Bonus!
Extra bonus? I’m selling them in my Etsy shop as DIY printables to make holiday entertaining this year that much easier for those folks planning parties of their own.
At the moment, I only have 4 of the 5 designs up for sale, and still need to post the mixed set that incorporates all 4 designs, outside of the snowflake pattern, for the same price. More bang for your buck, in a way.
They’re designed to work in Adobe Reader as a fillable form. Individuals can choose to print the cards blank or to use the Rich Text Format editor to digitally fill in all of the delicious treats or guest names if being used as place cards.
What’s also great about these little guys, is that they perform double duty as gift tags.
I like things with multiple purposes. Speaking of multiple purposes, you should really check this item out. I’m not even going to say what it is or feature an image, because, frankly, I want you to be surprised by the item’s majesty. Multiple use kitchen kitsch! My love!
I love the holidays. The downside, however, is that it hardly feels like we’re nearing Christmas at all. Rain is not snow, and without snow, this time of year just feels like a cold, miserable October, pretending to be holly and jolly and festive. Stop pretending, Mother Nature. That light dusting of snow last night? More. Give me more of that.
But not too much.
Just enough to make it pretty.
Not enough to shovel.