Now would be a good time to start gathering the addresses of those you want to include on your Christmas card list. Go through your existing list and make any changes or corrections that are necessary. Don't forget to update for new friends, newly married couples, people who have moved and any other life changes that have occurred to your nearest and dearest over the last year. If you are super efficient you might want to buy your cards now and get them addressed. I use labels that I print from MS Word. Nearly idiot proof. Those of you with the fancy pants Mac can use File Maker Pro which I understand is nearly idiot proof and very comprehensive.
Or you can be the kind of woman my mother wanted to raise and do them all by hand. If so I bow down to your fortitude.
Whatever you do, just do it. This week.