Stress Free Holidays-Your step-by-step plan to enjoy more and stress less this holiday season!
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The primary way I stay organized during the crazy holiday season is using my Happy Holidays Planner. Take a look at how I organize my planner and create your own Holiday Planner.
The first page in my planner is my Holiday Snapshot . I like to keep this front and center in a page protector to remind me of my priorities during this season.
After the first page, my Holiday Binder is divided into 5 sections:
In this section I have the following (click each purple link to print the planning form):
Thanksgiving Meal Planner
Thanksgiving Meal Timeline
Thankfulness A to Z copies (for Thanksgiving Day)
Black Friday Shopping Planner
In this section I keep the following items in order to plan our family’s activities for the months of November and December:
The Peaceful Mom Christmas Activity Planner and December Calendar
Copies of calendars from previous years.
Ideas for activities like neighborhoods with good light displays, ice skating locations, local tree lightings, etc.
Other Advent Ideas (many came from this book)
Magazine articles with cute crafts
The Peaceful Mom Christmas Menu Planner and Grocery List
Christmas Dinner Ideas
Recipes for our favorite Christmas desserts
Recipes for baked goodies (like this Cherry Chocolate Chip Bread) to give as gifts
The Peaceful Mom Christmas Gift Master List and Christmas Gift Planner
My children’s current Gift Wish Lists
Children’s Gift Wish Lists from previous years (in page protectors)
Instructions for homemade gifts like these Candy Cane Bath Salts (with a free printable label!)
Other ideas for gifts to make (see 25 Stress Free Christmas Gifts here)
In the back pocket of the binder I keep a master list of everything that I spend and an envelope with all of the receipts for purchases in case I need to return something.
How do you stay organized during the busy holiday season? Leave a comment so we can all learn from each other! 🙂
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