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Question of the Day: What Do You Want to Remember for Next Year’s Christmas?

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I hope you all had an absolutely wonderful Christmas! Personally, I love everything Christmas and we had an amazing time this year — both because I was able to take some time off to really focus on my family and our celebrations and because our girls are getting older and Christmas means more to them now too!

Whether your Christmas was just as you imagined it or didn’t go exactly as planned, now is the perfect time to make some notes about things you want to do differently (or the same!) next year.

For example, we found that our “12 Days of Christmas” was the perfect amount of activities for our family (I’m afraid all month would be too much!), so we’ll definitely do that again. On the other hand, I wish I’d printed my address labels much earlier in the season and started on my Christmas cards before the 19th. And I’m thinking I’d like to get all four girls a nice wooden doll house to share as their main gift next year. I have a feeling I won’t remember any of that by next November, though, unless I put it in writing!

I’d love to hear what you’d like to remember for next year’s Christmas, and then be sure to write down or print your answers and stick them inside the box of your most important Christmas decorations so you’ll see them next year as well!

What would you like to remember for Christmas 2012?

What new family traditions did you enjoy? What traditions did you hear about that you’d like to incorporate next year?

What recipes did you make that you’d like to make again next year? (Be sure to put a copy of the recipe with your list!) What new recipes do you want to try?

Did you think of decorating tips or ideas that you’d like to try next year? Do you need to buy anything for your Christmas decor? Hint: Look for it this year in the after-Christmas clearance sales!

Are there gifts you’d like to buy or make next year for someone on your list? Have you already purchased gifts that are set aside for next year’s Christmas? If so, where will you keep those?

It’s never too early to start planning for next year, right?