I've done it. I've heard it. And I've seen it. We buy a pile of craft supplies, with every intention of giving a lovingly handmade gift. And, we've bought the supplies early, WELL before Christmas, maybe even before Thanksgiving. You set your deadline, "I'm going to have these gifts done by Halloween." Halloween comes and goes. Thanksgiving is your next deadline. Oops! Before you know it, it's Christmas Eve and your hot glue gun isn't the only thing in a sticky situation.
Have you noticed (or complained about) craft stores putting out Christmas fabric, ribbon and holiday supplies really early? Even July, August, September? Welp, there's an actual logical reason for it! If you're a craft show vendor, you can't wait for the supplies to hit shelves because you're crafting over the summer and early in fall for Christmas. Lucky for the rest of us, we can also handcraft our gifts for the family this far in advance too!
Much like our holiday cards, really, there's not a whole lot that will change between fall and Christmas other than our calendars filling up.
Your printable for today is a craft planning worksheet. I have to admit I had another sheet planned for today, but after talking with a friend this weekend who is building her Christmas Journal, I had to finish this one up and get it out this week. You know who you are!