Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Christmas Planning

My sister made me this great notebook and printed out the schedule from Organized Christmas. This seems like it is going to be a great tool to work ahead for the season and then be able to relax and enjoy it more! This is the first week in planning and here are the duties for this week:

To Do This Week:

Make the promise! Spend 15 minutes each day this week to get organized for Christmas.

Set up your Christmas holiday planner in a notebook or three-ring binder.

If you're using a clear pocket binder, print the cover and spine pages. Insert in pockets of your clear-view binder

Add blank lined pages for any notes and records.

Make or designate a holiday planning calendar. For your Christmas holiday planner, print the Countdown plan calendar. Want more flexible calendar forms? Add monthly planning calendars as needed.

Begin at the beginning: review your family's holiday values. Print and record your findings on the holiday values page.

Gift-buying looms! Start a master gift list. Print the master gift list form and use it to record purchases and home-made gift items.

Begin a Christmas card list. Locate addresses, and consider making a computerized Christmas card address list for maximum time savings. Or, print a Christmas card list for your holiday organizer notebook

Print a home spruce-up worksheet and complete the holiday home spruce-up exercise. Plan and schedule any pre-holiday home improvement projects.

Will your family travel this holiday season? Make travel plans and reservations this week.

Will you host houseguests this year? Make arrangements for any overnight guests.

Make an appointment for family photo sessions for holiday giving or photo Christmas cards.

Schedule carpet cleaning now! As the holidays approach, business picks up. Call now for your choice of appointment times.

To Buy This Week:

Christmas cards or supplies for Christmas letters

Holiday stamps

There are also sections on To Read This Week and To Print This Week.

I also found a link to a Bible Study that goes along with this!

Sunday afternoon, while both little girls were napping, I put on some Christmas music and started making my cards and envelopes.

I'm enjoying the Christmas mood - but Fall is not over yet and I am still fully enjoying this season as well!

To make the notecards and envelopes, see instructions here, here, here and here.


Anonymous said...

Monica-I love your card idea! How do you make the envelopes?

Monica Wilkinson said...

Here are the directions for making the cards and envelopes:





Monica Wilkinson said...

Ok, those links did not work - I'll add them to the end of the post.


Mary Ann said...

Thanks for sharing all this, Monica! This will really help me to enjoy the holiday preparations more.:-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks Monica! Looks like a fun project for the me and the kids!