I've got the bulk of the shopping done (after 2 treks to the outlet mall earlier this year).
I updated the holiday card list yesterday.
Plan on writing cards this week.
Then day after Thannksgiving, it's time to haul everything out of the rafters.
Because I do so much decorating, I break it into stages -- first is outside, then onto the inside, then the tree about a week later.
Look for photos soon.