Holiday planning made easy! The holidays should a time to enjoy family and friends and not be filled with anxiety. Through the years I’ve found that staying organized and planning everything early is helpful. Get this Free Christmas Planner just in time to be a useful resource!
I know that it’s easier said than done sometimes to plan ahead. As a blogger, I do need to decorate ahead of the seasons to inspire readers and give you ideas. Before I was a blogger I stayed with the tradition of waiting until the day after Thanksgiving to plan and decorate. As a result, I felt harried and rushed to get everything accomplished and take care of my family at the same time. I kept a written planner but still felt so stressed out!
Now my timeline for holiday planning is not as exasperating and I give myself grace in December when necessary. Here are some holiday planning made easy tips that I hope help.
HOLIDAY PLANNING ESSENTIAL TIPS
- Keep a December planner calendar page handy. If you are a Shabbyfufu subscriber then you can print out the December calendar page that can help. I’ll be referencing something else that is FREE for you at the bottom of this post!
- Take inventory of your decorations. I’ve done this already and it helps to refresh things in my mind of what I do have.
- Decide on your holiday budget and I have a helpful sheet for you to break it all down!
- Start any holiday crafting early and if you’re a big time crafter (as I am) keep a list of your craft ideas and a source list.
- Have a gift planner where you can jot down what you need to purchase for each person on your list. It’s also helpful to set a budget for each gift. Mark off when you have made this purchase. You could also create a list of stocking stuffer ideas.
- Print out a shopping planner when you’re headed to the store. I personally find it a bit overwhelming to shop during the holidays and writing down intent helps.
- If you do a lot of online shopping keep an inventory of what you’ve bought, expected delivery date and when you have received it. When you start putting gifts away in a closet to wrap later this is so helpful!
MORE HOLIDAY ORGANIZING TIPS
- As it gets closer to December, create a list of who you send holiday cards to. I do mine online now and check off once emailed.
- Create a list of Advent activities in advance.
- Have a Christmas Eve planning sheet and a Christmas Day sheet. Include any traditions to keep in your lists.
- If you’re entertaining and/or cooking (and who isn’t!) have a shopping list, cooking list and menu planner.
My HOLIDAY PLANNING MADE EASY is now available and not only will this help, but it’s pretty darn cute! You simply print this out and fill in any (or all) of the pages created. You can make multiple copies and use these year after year, since there are no dates! It will remain in my PRINTABLES LIBRARY as well.
You’ll probably want to print the entire PDF file first, and then if you need additional copies of some pages, print just the pages you need.
If you don’t currently subscribe to Shabbyfufu, and would like to receive this planner, fill out the form below. You’ll be redirected to the MEMBERS ONLY PRINTABLES LIBRARY to download. By signing up you will also receive email updates, and other exclusive information. While we do send out emails several times a week, we promise not to spam you or share your information with anyone! If you are already a subscriber you can access the printable library HERE. The password is in your email newsletters.
Please visit my yearly *CHRISTMAS SHOP HERE* for some of my favorite finds!
My friend the talented Kristen of Ella Claire has organized a great group of bloggers that are all sharing free Christmas printables today. Check it out below!
Vintage Santa Cloche by Ella Claire & Co. / Pine Tree Watercolor by Craftberry Bush / Christmas Tree Farm by My Someday in May / Green Joy Print by Taryn Whiteaker Design / Vintage Christmas Gift Tags by Happy Happy Nester
Vintage Christmas Cards by Town and Country Living / Candy Cane Co. Christmas Printable by Lolly Jane / Christmas Potpourri by My Sweet Savannah / Modern Black and White Christmas Gift Tags by Cherished Bliss / Joy to the World Christmas Printable by Maison de Pax
Christmas Gift Tag Set by My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia / Reindeer Ridge Christmas Lodge by Clean & Scentsible / Printable Christmas Ornaments by My 100 Year Old Home / Names of Jesus Printable by Just Destiny / Free Christmas Printable Planner by Shabbyfufu
Snowy Landscape Painting Printable by Zevy Joy / Snowy Paris Buildings Artwork by So Much Better with Age / Printable Banner Letters by Home Made Lovely / Printable Christmas Gift Tags by Jenna Kate at Home / Smoky Mountains Christmas Printable by Nest of Posies
Christmas Gift Tag Printables by Designthusiasm / Winter Bucket List by Live Laugh Rowe / Plaid Fresh Cut Christmas Trees Printable by Unskinny Boppy / Vintage Truck Christmas Printable by The Happy Housie