Fri I took off work and baked all day long. Literally, I started at 9:30 and took the last stuff out of the oven at 4:30. But making everything the day before was definitely the right thing to do.
Sat Spouse & I cleaned the house from top to bottom, all 3,770 square feet. Then I finished distributing the candles and other decorations around the living room, powder room, foyer, dining room, kitchen, family room, and bathroom on the main level where most guests would be.
I was lamenting what to do about the stack of Christmas cards we'd received. I'd tossed them into a large glass bowl after Spouse & I read each one, but didn't think that looked very nice. Then it hit me. I grabbed some wide plaid Christmas ribbon ribbon, cut it into 4 equal lengths, and stapled the cards to the ribbon. Then I used push pins to hang the ribbons on the wall in the foyer. They looked like this: