Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I am 95% finished my Christmas shopping. It's true, but I hardly believe it yet myself. I was on a mission this year to not get caught up in the last minute shopping that always leaves me feeling very unsatisfied. Now I have made a gift or two, and that has also helped to ease the shopping burden. This past weekend I decided I was going to finish my packages that get sent to the west coast. I am making a 'Sasket' for my Dad and his fiancee(oh they just got engaged). A 'Sasket' is a gift basket with Saskatchewan made products, including some knitted dishcloths for her and a pair of slippers for each of them. I had a lot of fun buying stuff for it. I found some nice Hemp soaps, Saskatoon syrup, jam, hot cider, sparkling cider and tea as well as pemican. I think they might enjoy it. My Dad is from Saskatchewan originally so it is a gift focused on where he came from, I hope they both enjoy it.
So because I wanted to finish up the gifts that get sent away I thought I may as well just bite the bullet and finish up. I want to mail the package to B.C. at the end of the month. I'm a little worried about packaging and keeping everything safe and secure, especially since I have the bottle of sparkling cider in it, we don't need that to break. My mission now is to get the right size box and plenty of packaging materials to prevent anything from breaking. I can't decide if it's better to use Canada Post or the GreyHound bus.
In any event this will hopefully mean that once Advent comes I can just focus on the season and not all the commercialism. I am looking forward to Christmas baking, watching the favorite movies and time with family.