It is time once again to post about the most polarizing topic this website has ever seen.
The Christmas Pledge. (also known as the Chanukah/Hanukkah/Kwanza/Winter Solstice(Yule) Pledge)
For those of you who are new(ish) to this site, let me explain. The Christmas Pledge is something I’ve been blogging about since the creation of this website. It is a pact. A promise. A determination to get EVERYTHING that needs to be done for Christmas BEFORE December 1st. And with that one simple sentence I have instantly divided you into two camps. Let me address your comments before you even have to make them.
From those of you on the NO side.
It is TOO early to think about Christmas. It isn’t even Thanksgiving in the States! You’re stupid! I hate you! Why are you doing this?!!!
Well, I do it because most of us think there is lots of time to do Christmas things once Christmas actually hits. But most of the time there isn’t. And most of the time we’re stressed and freaking out and NOT having a good time in the weeks leading up to Christmas because we’re too worried about how we’re going to find that one toy or gadget that’s sold out everywhere.
Plus the point is really to get all the things that are a PAIN in the ass done before December 1st. For me that’s shopping. You? You might love going to the mall during the height of the season when you have to fist fight for a parking spot but I don’t. So I vow to get the shopping out of the way.
Then there are those of you on the YES side.
This is genius! This Christmas Pledge is the greatest idea ever!
Every year I get emails from people who took The Christmas Pledge and say it changed their life. For the first time in years they’ve been able to actually enjoy the Christmas season. They can go to parties and bake and enjoy time with their family because they aren’t stressed out about the fact that haven’t got all the “hard stuff” done yet.
I am obviously in the yes camp. I don’t just encourage you to take The Christmas Pledge, I do it myself. Some years are more successful than others, but it always, always makes my life easier.
The Christmas Pledge is a gentle reminder to keep on schedule and not put off things that will eventually need to be done. That’s all. And it works.
Please enjoy this handy little Christmas Pledge calendar to help you stay on schedule.
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Not convinced yet?
Here’s an example of the difference you’ll see in your life if you take the pledge compared to if you don’t take the pledge (based on actual, fabricated examples)
Gonna take the Christmas Pledge? Give your virtual signature now!
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