Well, today I went out and tried to finish up most of the little shopping that was left. I made stops at several stores, looking for stocking suffers, and a few other little odds and ends. It was really the first day that I had actually done any shopping. I did most of the big stuff online earlier. It was just enough to get the spirit of Christmas without getting overwhelmed.
I have one more gift to pick up - already bought and paid for - and some grocery shopping to do. Then wrapping everything and getting the gifts under the tree. Knowing me, there will be something that I forgot and I will have to run out one more time. That seems to be the way it always works!
I also sent out the Christmas letter today. I decided to keep that simple, too. I had already written up the letter and attached some pictures. I went through and emailed it to everyone that I could. That left about 18 or 20 that I actually mailed out. I had already received some responses back before bedtime.
This has been a good Christmas shopping season, as we have tried to keep things much simpler. It has meant that I have enjoyed it much more. I have also concentrated more on the other things, besides gifts, that make this season special. Doing this daily Christmas journal has really helped with that.