I am the type of person who is perfectly happy to buy things in the January sales for the Christmas after. A few years ago, I bought a large number of Christmas cards and wrapping paper, and I am happy to report that I have not had to buy any since, because I got so much of it. I do it because the shops are trying to get rid of their old stock, and because of this, they will often offer it at a very low price. For this reason, I know that I will get a bargain, and I will often stock up on things as long as I know I have the space to do so. What about you? How far in advance will you plan things? Have you ever done the same thing as me and bought things that you knew were going to last you for a number of years?