Before moving to Oregon in 1998, I would run around in a dither each December, dealing with the holiday shopping rush and watching the money fly out of my bank account. Just like everyone else!
Now I ship Christmas gifts to Maine every year, so I have to be organized and early. Usually I send unwrapped gifts, but this year I wrapped them first. One less thing to do when I get there.
Getting it all done early- taking that big, stressful shopping and spending experience out of the equation - I think I've found the key to enjoying December.