We’re in the middle of the holiday shopping season, which means chaos and confusion for most of us. Well, maybe it’s just me. Because no matter how much shopping I get done before December 1st, I always manage to procrastinate about something crucially important. But I’ve vowed to do something about it this year… and get myself a bit more technologically advanced. I mean, I streamlined all of the Christmas card craziness a few years ago with the help of mail merge and my printer… so why not extend that to shopping this year? Thank goodness I’ve got that Microsoft Surface Pro 3 in my life now!
So first… tackling Miss L’s Christmas wishes (because the holiday is really all about the kids, right?)…
Once she was done with her wish list, I quickly snapped photos of her list with the built-in camera and shared the slideshow list with the Grandparents (to make sure no one was duplicating efforts!) via email.
Then I decided to do something smart about ALL THOSE CATALOGS that I browse throughout the month.
You see, I’m ADDICTED to these silly things. I horde them in giant piles throughout the month, and pretty much drive Mr. M insane with my clutter. Because… what is better than flipping through catalogs of presents in the light of the Christmas glow?
So this year I decided to be nicer to him, and slowly recycle the catalogs throughout the month with a new method of Christmas shopping…
So as I’m flipping through the catalog… I snap photos of the items I like using my Intel 2 in 1 device as a tablet. Then I “pin” them on a secret board on Pinterest. I think this is a little better than ripping out pages or dog-earing the pages in catalogs… but I don’t have to abandon my flipping tangible pieces of paper!
So come December 25th, I have a feeling that both of these tricks will lead to these stockings overflowing with goodies!
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