While I do love to plan, I'm not the sort to be thinking of Christmas in August. I will admit to occasionally brainstorming gifts ideas for the past couple of months, but only in the loosest of thoughts on public transport and before I fall asleep. But now that it's November, the planning can begin in earnest! I'm hoping to make several gifts this year, but I know I will be buying some as well. That's why I decided to renew my pledge to buy handmade. I made the pledge a year or two ago, but never publicized it. Well here it is for the whole world to see! I might even put a fancy button on my blog. :)
My goal for this pledge is to give handmade gifts as much as possible. The only exception that The Leopard and I will likely be making will be with his family, who have decided to only give books and music (CDs, records, etc.) for Christmas. I think we can work with that though, seeing as books and music are definitely creative endeavors and sometimes even linked to the handmade, indie & DIY movements.
So now is the time for lists and supply shopping. And for a planner like me, it really is the most wonderful time of the year!