I know, I know, it's only November 13th, but realistically Christmas will be here before we know it! Darrell & I already started our shopping, and I wanted to share a few things that are on my radar for gifts and to-dos.
This week, I'll definitely be tackling Christmas cards. I love love love sending them out, but this year I'm trying to pick a more budget friendly option - we have to send more cards out now that pictures of Claire are involved, and more cards means more $! We'll probably end up using Snapfish or Shutterfly for the first time, but of course my favorite place to get cards if money was no object would be Minted. I love their real gold foil accents!
For Claire, I know we'll get clothes & toys a plenty (which is good, because I'm a bit lacking in the 6-12 month sizes) but I've also got my eye on this hand-stitched heirloom pillow from Etsy shop The Wild Hares, and another pair of moccasins for her from Giggles & Fluff. It almost makes me tear up when I think about the fact that her first pair was SO huge when we received them 3 months ago, and now she's going to grow right out of them any day. The buffalo plaid bonnet from Stella & Wilbur is one of my new favorites in their shop, I think bonnets are such a cute throwback and the perfect alternative to bows in the winter!
For me? At the top of my list is a cognac leather Lily Jade Madeleine diaper bag, a splurge but it seems it's the universal favorite! I have enough slings to last a lifetime and will be wearing "sangria" from Sakura Bloom the whole month of December, but since it's discontinued I wanted to share Vienna Springs' holiday ready "bordeaux" sling. The rich dark red would look picture perfect in photos! (Her stockings are announced via her Instagram, and they go quickly!)
Anything on your Christmas list that you're planning to get a head start on? If there's anything that I've found true in the last few months of life with a baby, it's that getting a head start is the key to less stress!