Yes I did it, I mentioned the C-bomb which is likely to throw people into a panic. A lot of people will probably raise their eyebrows and ask why are you worrying me about how hypothetically close Christmas is?! My answer will be that by mentioning this early I’m helping you not to panic because you have more time to prepare and prevent last minute preparations.
I am one of those
sad organized people who starts Christmas shopping in January. Yes, I bought some presents in the sales as I spotted things which would be perfect for my family and I just bought them. If I see something in a store which someone would love then I’ll buy it, regardless of whether it’s March, August or November. For me doing this means that I am not continuously skint for the few month’s before Christmas buying all the presents I need for family, friends and loved ones within a small time frame.
I’ve spoken before about how much I like to spoil my family, and my preparing and buying throughout the year, it means I can do just that. I have started writing up my lists already and I am pretty sure from mid-September I’ll be on active Christmas mode, but what’s sad is how many people tell me I’m weird for doing this. Sure everyone does things differently but why is it weird when I’m trying to spread the cost of shopping and not be left skint in December when all the Christmas parties and nights out happen?
Some stores will start to bring Christmas bits in during September, but for most mid to late October is standard but I’m too much of a big kid and don’t want to have to wait that long. I’ve seen Christmas ranges teased online and as it’s my favourite time of the year I just want it to be acceptable to discuss the C-word now.