“Christmas already? Is she crazy?” Let me stop you right there and say that yes. Yes, I am a little crazy, ok? 🙂 But I absolutely have my reasons! Stick with me here. You’ll be glad you did!
I’m going to show you how 10 minutes of prep-time today will save you long countless nights creating crafty Christmas gifts running on borrowed time!
Christmas is my FAVORITE TIME of the year and I love love love it! Beautiful twinkling lights, cinnamon cookies, and everything has a bow!… I mean, what’s not to love?
I really love being able to shower all the people I love with handmade goodies and crafty gifts from the heart.
But those crafty gifts don’t just pop up overnight! *poof* done!
I don’t have a team of little elves who stitch up quilts and mend little fabric tears while I sleep each night. (To be honest, some laundry elves would be a whole lot more helpful…)
Unless you want to spend your Christmas holidays chained to your sewing machine finishing up just one more holiday gift…
YOU NEED A PLAN!
Those sweet works of art take TIME, quilter friends!
And THAT is why I am writing about Christmas when it is still 100+Degrees outside here in Texas.
I’ve created a few FREE printable sheets for you to download! YAY! This Crafty Christmas Planner is going to calm your overwhelm and help you have a strategic PLAN in place for your holiday gifts.
Why not just ‘wing it’?
A very good question… As I find that my biggest burst of inspiration comes on deadline day and suddenly I want to sew a quilt for a friend I’m having lunch with in less than 3 hours! I don’t make the rules, it’s just how it happens.
Those holidays where I don’t plan ahead are just plain crazy town. Seriously, we are joyful, but also just one step away from admittance into the looney house, right?
In contrast, I find that the holidays where I have prepped ahead of time and don’t try to just wing it… are the most successful holidays where I feel like I really get to enjoy the time with my family. – And that is, of course, my #1 goal. Peace & joy.
The crafty artist’s dream is being able to give a gift that will be loved and used over and over again. When the person sees it, they’ll be reminded of just how much you love them and cherish their existence in your life. ahhh… it’s the best, right?
You can tackle the holidays however you choose, but I urge you to try just one holiday season with at least a bit of a rough draft of a plan in your back pocket and see how it goes 🙂
Use my Crafty Christmas Planner and get a jumpstart on your gift plans for the holiday season this year! 🙂 Then, let me know what you think in the comments won’t you? I love creating and sharing my printables with you, but the more feedback I get, the more tailored I can make them to fit your life and your needs better.