Thursday, February 25, 2010

It's A Red and Green Day

I have been feeling kind of overwhelmed and blue lately. I think it is due to all of the gray skies and white snow. Spring is coming, spring is coming--I keep trying to remind myself!

So, instead of focusing on those "colors" let's focus on something merry and bright!

Today is the 25th of the month which means we are working on getting ready for Christmas. By now, I hope you have made a list of everyone you will need a gift for this year. And, have you written an ideas down yet?

I found one idea I loved for a gift for my husband. It is little and not very memorable, so I am feeling pretty pleased that I was already organized. I knew right where to write it down and feel confident that it won't be forgotten.

If you have ideas you want to share, please leave me a comment. I'd love to hear your gift ideas! I need to learn how to do a link party so we can just keep it going throughout this year. I will add that to my assignment this month!

Now for your assignment...

This month's assignment is one of my least favorite things to do so we are just getting it d-o-n-e:
Get your address list organized
for your Christmas cards or letters.

To be honest, I just sent my cards for 2009 so my addresses are all out still. This way, they can be put away. I keep my addresses in a database program so I can easily change and update as necessary. The trick is to do it immediately instead of stuffing the changes in a file, saving emails, or keeping mental notes. (Uumm, yeah. That just sounds ridiculous even though I am always trying to do it. Those mental notes aren't really effective, are they?)

So, however you save addresses, let's get them organized once and for all this year. Sort them, change them, update them, throw away the scraps and get it organized.

You will love being able to just print them out on labels or follow a nice, clean list as you address your envelopes. You won't have to hunt or dig or worry.
 Won't it feel nice?

Next meeting: March 25--don't miss it!


Two Shades of Pink,  said... February 25, 2010 at 2:38 PM  

I DO THIS! I keep them in a Word/Label document and update them throughout the year. I really do. But I need to improve upon my system like putting them in family order or something. got me thinking. Though this is not high on my priority list at the moment. More like, find a new house, pack boxes, go, go, go!

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