Mailed Off Most My Christmas Gifts Today

Laguna Woods, California
November 11, 2015 11:56pm CST
What a relief to be ahead of things this holiday season. Not only are nearly all my gifts bought and wrapped, but today I mailed off the ones that are going to the East Coast. I wouldn't have mailed them this early, but I had promised to mail a saddle that belongs to one of our California daughters to our Delaware daughter, whose in-laws own a large farm. So, since I was mailing the saddle, I threw in the gifts, too. It's so nice to have that chore taken care of! I've including a photo of some of the Christmas decorations at my local mall. December is looking pretty good!
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@simone10 (21650)
• Louisville, Kentucky
12 Nov 15
I wish I could say that our Christmas shopping was done. We just found out that we have to move to Wisconsin during Thanksgiving and our time will be used to pack.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Nov 15
Oh, no! I know how stressful it is to move during the holidays. I used to be a Realtor and saw many people have to do it.
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@simone10 (21650)
• Louisville, Kentucky
15 Nov 15
@DeborahDiane Hopefully we may be able to stay. We got some good news on Friday night and will have to wait until Monday for more information.
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• Laguna Woods, California
15 Nov 15
@simone10 - I have my fingers crossed for you. I know this is a really tough time of year to have to move!
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@just4him (120559)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Nov 15
It's good to have it done and out of the way. The mall decorations are pretty.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Nov 15
I feel such a sense of relief. I think I will enjoy the coming weeks a lot more because I got so much finished early.
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@Blondie2222 (22213)
• United States
12 Nov 15
That's great you got some mailed off already. I need to start wrapping as my closet is getting pretty full already and no more place to put gifts and i'm not finished yet. I haven't been to our malls recently so not sure what they look like yet.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Nov 15
Wrapping is always a huge job! I got lucky and was shopping at Macy's when they were doing free gift wrapping for one day. That really helped!
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
19 Nov 15
@DeborahDiane That must have saved you loads of time as they are so quick and efficient! As long as you remember who all the wrapped things are for, or do you label them same time?
@wetnosedogs (1554)
• United States
12 Nov 15
That is good news. Hope the saddle wasn't too heavy for mailing.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Nov 15
No, they were able to mail the saddle, although it was expensive. However, it was far cheaper than buying another saddle for the daughter who wanted it.
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@LadyDuck (164000)
• Switzerland
12 Nov 15
We also have the little Christmas village and the train in our mall, it not yet in place, I believe that it will be by the next week.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Nov 15
I always love the mall decorations. They are so festive!
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@salonga (27963)
• Philippines
12 Nov 15
I wish I could be "ahead" like you but I am always a last minute person. lol
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Nov 15
I know a lot of "last minute" people, and they seem to enjoy the holidays, too!
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• Canada
12 Nov 15
You're ahead of the curve. It'll be good to enjoy a stress-free lead up to Christmas.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Nov 15
I certainly hope it will be a stress-free lead up to Christmas, since we have another grandchild coming this week.
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@Inlemay (16654)
• South Africa
12 Nov 15
I havent even gotten to think that far - I want to celebrate my own birthday on monday then look to celebrate the birth of the holy son.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Nov 15
Happy "almost" birthday! Have a fun time celebrating!!
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• Preston, England
13 Nov 15
so organized - impressive to be able to post a saddle - not something I'll ever send or receive by mail
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• Laguna Woods, California
14 Nov 15
Ha Ha! I didn't know how else to get the saddle to the other side of the country. Our daughter who lives there will be able to use it more than the daughter who lives here.
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• Preston, England
14 Nov 15
@DeborahDiane A fabulous and obviously useful gift for someone with a horse
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• Laguna Woods, California
15 Nov 15
@arthurchappell - Our daughter on the West Coast does not need it any longer; the parents of our son-in-law on the East Coast live on a farm. We thought this beautiful saddle should be with our daughter on the East Coast.
@SIMPLYD (80400)
• Philippines
13 Nov 15
Wow , you really are an organized person . Because the recipients are a bit far , it is indeed imperative that we have to make an allowance of the time it will be in the mail. Your daughters are so lucky to have you as their mom.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Nov 15
Awww! That is so sweet of you to say. I do enjoy doing things for my daughters.
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@SIMPLYD (80400)
• Philippines
13 Nov 15
@DeborahDiane Don't we all ?
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• United States
15 Nov 15
I am planning on sending mine early in December. I bet it feels good to have it all done.
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• Laguna Woods, California
17 Nov 15
I have one more smaller box (no saddle) to mail in early December. It does feel good to have everything ready.
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• United States
13 Nov 15
Getting your stuff mailed early is very smart. You avoid all those long lines at the Post Office
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• Laguna Woods, California
14 Nov 15
Yes, I am so relieved to have it finished. I have a few small items to mail other places, but the worst of it is behind me.
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@TheHorse (67260)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Nov 15
Christmas? Is Christmas coming soon? I'm still having Halloween candy for dinner.
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• Laguna Woods, California
14 Nov 15
Ha Ha! Halloween candy for dinner sounds like a healthy meal to me!
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@BelleStarr (39069)
• United States
13 Nov 15
I need tto get going so that I can relax and enjoy all the events that take place in December.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Nov 15
Yes, when we get things done early, it sure makes December much more relaxing!
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@Tampa_girl7 (25868)
• United States
13 Nov 15
I know what a great relief it is to be done shopping.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Nov 15
I am soooo happy to have my shopping finished. I'm sure I will pick up a few things, but not much!
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• Downey, California
12 Nov 15
Oh how lucky ! Still stressing on how I'm going to be able to get my family around the country ! I guess Black Friday it is right ?!
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Nov 15
Yes, the Black Friday sales are a great opportunity to finish up your shopping.
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@jstory07 (68352)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Nov 15
I mailed the packages yesterday to my three grandchildren that live in Europe. All three like disney things. So that is what they are getting.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Nov 15
Isn't it amazing how children around the world love Disney? It is always a good gift idea!
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
19 Nov 15
You must feel good to have got this out of the way and to kill two birds in one. I must remember my overseas relatives!