How Rushed are You?

by Janice

It is getting down to the crunch. I must say, before we had toy stores, I never knew the meaning of Christmas Rush! It has been c-r-a-z-y!

So I must apologize again that I am so behind on my blog visiting. I haven’t even got to all the Tours yet, nor the tacklers, not to mention all the WWs that dropped by today! I am trying to get to some more tonight – but I won’t be able to get to everyone tonight, or even tomorrow. But I am trying! :) Please have mercy on a poor little elf! (Who knew that Santa’s elves were this overextended!)

How are you doing? Are your presents purchased, wrapped and ready for the big day? Or are you scrambling to get some shopping done?

I have bought most of my presents – I still need to get some gift certificates and some presents for my Mother-in-law’s stocking, (on Christmas Eve at their house Santa has something for the grown ups too,) but I haven’t wrapped a thing.

But if you are still searching, here are a couple quick links for you:

A reader emailed us and asked us to try out their site called You can send friends or family an email song for a fun, quick gift. (A great idea for kids who are far away and you missed the UPS deadline!) You choose a song type, add personal details and then listen to a preview to decide if you want to get it. Jackson and I had a fun time with it tonight – he loved the two songs I made for him and we even sent one from him to Julia.

Phillips asked us if we would let you know about their new easy-to-use holiday shopping online gift tool. If you are stuck for ideas and running out of time, hop on over and give this fun website a try. One of the ideas might turn out to be perfect for that last person on your list.

Good luck – and I hope the rush isn’t taking the joy out of your Christmas season. :)

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at

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