Have you ever thought that maybe this would be the year–the year of complete enjoyment during the holidays? No stress. No frustration. Just pure holiday bliss. Have you wondered how to make it happen but just don’t know where to start?
I am sure there is not a single one of us that doesn’t want to have our holiday shopping done early, have our cards addressed early, have our shopping lists planned early and even the wrapping done early. It sounds dreamy, doesn’t it? So dreamy that we can picture ourselves in front of a fire sipping hot chocolate and watching Christmas movies on the days leading up to the actual holiday.
Trust me, I’ve had the same dream!
The reality is there have been many holiday seasons I was busy up to the very last minute, and it didn’t include fires, hot chocolate OR Christmas movies!
I got neighbor gifts delivered far too late.
I was scrambling to get the extended family gift-exchange gifts purchased on time.
I couldn’t even remember where I tucked the after-Christmas-sale wrapping paper I bought last year.
Basically, I didn’t have my act together.
And that’s how the Holiday Planner was born!
With the 2020 Holiday Planner, you can have that stress-free holiday season you always dreamed of. You will see that with the right tools included in the Holiday Planner you will not only get ahead in the game, but you will also start to get more done in less time and feel a sense of peace and accomplishment.
Here is what the Holiday Planner includes:
Kickstart Organizer – Each year, my husband and I sit down at the table and figure out what we are going to get each person on our list. This handy printable helps make sure we have a plan for everyone on our list and also gives us a few backup ideas in case one of them doesn’t work out. I love this list because it helps me keep track of all my ideas.
Calendar – October through December 2018 calendars will help make sure you don’t miss a single Christmas concert, movie, or family get together all season long. I like to print two copies and leave one in my purse and one on the fridge to make sure I don’t miss a thing!
Budget Tracker – We tend to splurge during the holidays, but don’t want to go over budget. This budget tracker is broken down by category to help you plan for everyone on your gift list, and keep you on budget for everything from food to decorations to gifts.
Holiday To Do List – Avoid forgetting to do something during the holiday crazies! Keep a running to do list of all your must-do holiday tasks.
Self-Care List – Don’t forget to schedule time for yourself to refuel and feel refreshed. You won’t regret it.
Yearly Sales Cycle – You can’t live without this! When you are looking to buy gifts at the best price, this Yearly Sales Cycle guide is the best reference.
Black Friday Tracker – Whether you prefer to shop from your couch or brave the stores, don’t miss this Black Friday tracker. This tracker helps keep track of all the sales and make a game plan. It includes a place to add in the time the store will open, what you are shopping for, and if there are any coupons.
Family Visit Checklist – If you are hosting anyone this year, preparing for their arrival is the most stressful part of your holiday for sure! No matter what your timeline is, we’ve included a checklist by month to help you plan ahead for your guests even if you only have a few days before they arrive.
Holiday Card Prep Checklist – Get your holiday cards ready with this step by step guide to create best Christmas card ever.
Christmas Card Tracker and E-Card Tracker – My family loves sending Christmas cards, but it can be difficult to figure out how many to order and who they’re going to. This tracker ensures you never lose a card in the mail or email, and that you are sending a card to everyone on your list this year.
Holiday Gift Tracker – I tend to start picking up Christmas gifts in September, so the Gift tracker is the best way for me to remember what I have purchased and spent for each family member.
Menu Planner for Thanksgiving & Christmas – Doesn’t it feel like we spend almost half of our holidays in the kitchen? It makes perfect sense to have a menu planner in the planner! The menu planners are perfect for making sure all meals are planned in advance and that everything you need gets on a grocery list.
Baking Planner – Neighbors and teachers, parties and so many more people to bake for. Create a game plan and tackle all the baking with ease!
Master Grocery List – Never forget another item at the grocery store when you use this master list. Add to it all week long and grab it when you head out to shop.
Thank you Card Tracker & Thank You Cards – While this may seem outdated to some people, I love sending thank you cards. It’s the perfect way to make sure I’m practicing gratitude this holiday season, and my family and friends love getting them! I’ve also include a thank you card template for you to get you started.
The holidays are almost here, so don’t forget to download your holiday planner today! Start preparing and organizing yourself for a less stressful and more enjoyable holiday season right now.