All of the gifts have arrived (the ones I and DH bought) and they are wrapped even and then under the tree. It looks very festive. The only gift that has not come yet is an office chair for our son. If it comes before the projected delivery date of Dec. 28th I will be very happy, but if not, then so be it, we can get it later.
We also gave folding green to various people and to the red kettle ringers. We donate it all at once instead of a dollar here, and fiver there, etc. There aren't as many kettles this year, fewer volunteers I guess.
We have received no Christmas cards yet, unless you count the one from Rosalyn and Jimmie Carter. I think it was seeking donations to Habitat for Humanity, but there are far more good organizations (and I include this) than there is money to spread around. I'll work on sending our cards out this weekend, all 8 of them. I write notes in all of them, which is why it takes a fairly long time.
P.S. It's snowing...