The summer sun sets and before you can say: "CANNONBALL"on last time, the fall winds swoop in. Suddenly the days get shorter, and the leaves begin to fall and just as we eat our last piece of Halloween candy, Black Friday is upon us. You may think shopping in early November is frivilous but there a many benefits to getting your holiday shopping done before the floodgates open on November 27th. More time to enjoy the holiday season Have a gingerbread house decorating party, host holiday game night, or plan the most epic 8 nights ever. The holiday season should be filled with endless laughter and love, but oftentimes we forget the true meaning of the holiday's. By getting your shopping done early, you can make more times for the ones you love. Preview sales Sure there are great deals on Black Friday, but is it worth waking up at 4am? Fall sales begin early in the month of November and many stores have black Friday preview sales so you can beat the crowd. Check our your local mall website for details. Extra time for baking, decorating, and DIYing Shopping early means more time for DIY gifts, decorating, and baking. Pinterest has endless instructions on how to make handmade gifts for everyone on your list. From personalized gift wrap to sweet treats, a little effort goes a long way. Your family and friends will be sure to notice the extra work you put into creating a meaningful gift. Avoid last minute panic No traffic, no fighting over the last limited edition Lego set, and no lines. Skip the chaos and avoid the panic. Shopping earlier in the year forces you to map out your purchases and organize your plan of action. Download our Gift Planning Guide to help you along the way.