It's Rudolph Day and it's been a year since I've put up a post - tsk, tsk! What is Rudolph Day?
Here is the definition according to Organized Christmas:
A few years ago, members of our Christmas community began to observe "Rudolph Day" on the 25th of each month.On that day, we take a few moments to plan some simple tasks for the month ahead, in order to get ready for Christmas Day with plenty of time to spare. By starting early--and working a bit at a time on each month's Rudolph Day--it's easy to prepare for Christmas, save money on gifts, and cut holiday stress.
Sadly, Organized Christmas doesn't seem to be posting any longer. There hasn't been an update since February but all of the Rudolph Day posts are still there so I'm going to draw from them as long as they are available, in condensed form.
May is the month for catalog shopping. Does anyone save catalogs or catalog pages of things they'd like to buy for Christmas gifts? I still have two things that I cut out last year and didn't get round to purchasing. I'll keep an eye out for them this year. Did you know that summer is a slow time for catalog vendors so they court business with clearance sales? I never thought of summer catalogs in that way. I am certainly going to browse through the pages a little more carefully. The catalog layouts can also be inspiration for home decor ideas and homemade gifts.
May's Rudolph Club's reminders are to check your crafts. Do you have supplies for planned gift or home decor items? Rumor has it that Hobby Lobby has Christmas items out so now's the time to get a little motivation as you browse the aisles. Also, you should be adding to your Christmas letter that we started in February (oops, must have missed the memo on that one - thank goodness for my planner, all the monthly activities and key events are listed there so I can catch up). Keep up with the Gift Closet Inventory so you know what you have stashed away and keep socking away those Christmas Club Savings. And, finally, in the Frugal Finds you should be able to pick up canning jars for those Gifts in a Jar plans.
May's Rudolph movie is The Holiday with Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz - Christmas and England all in one place, with a side order of Jude Law, it's going to be a cozy evening.