As we get ready for Christmas, we’ll be making lists (and checking them a lot more than twice!), holding discussions with spouses, children and parents, and drawing up a holiday budget.
Too often, we record our plans piecemeal, consigning them to a confused clutter of scrawled envelopes, jotted notes and cryptic calendar entries—none of which make it to the shopping center with us when it’s time to buy gifts.
Organized people keep the results of their work in a central place! Whether it's a simple lined notebook or a polished computer spreadsheet, your Christmas planner will be your guide and best friend as we prepare for Christmas day by day.
Click the link below to learn how to make a Christmas planner--your personal guide to relaxed and happy holidays:
Ready to be inspired? Visit Web site ChristmasPlanner.com, to tour creative, handmade and marvelous Christmas planners from around the web, find links to free Christmas printables, and get organized for a stress-free holiday season!
Key to keeping the stress out of the holiday season? Smart scheduling--and scheduling smart begins with the family calendar. Family activities reach fever pitch during December, when every work, school and social group in existence insists on holding a holiday function.
Even if you never rely on a family calendar the other eleven months of the year, a Christmas calendar is a must for an organized Christmas season. Today, set aside time to print a holiday calendar for the remaining months of the year:
Over the next 101 days (and then some!), we'll break down holiday planning and preparation into short, simple daily assignments. We'll get organized, set a holiday budget, and focus on gifts and giving. We'll tackle holiday cooking, get inspired to decorate, and round up favorite family traditions. Along the way, we'll share recipes, decor inspirations and holiday celebration ideas for a fun, festive holiday season. After the season, we'll observe the 12 Days of Christmas, then pack away the holiday for another year.
Today, make the promise: spend some time each day planning and preparing for the holiday season.
Why start planning for Christmas now? Here are six reasons why starting early makes sense:
For all that, I'm not one of those folks who was born with organizational abilities; I've had to learn organizing skills the hard way! That's why I'm pleased to bring you 101 Days to Christmas, a site designed to offer a daily boost of holiday motivation during the 101 days before Christmas.
That's what you'll find here: a simple path to an organized Christmas. Beginning September 15, we'll post 101 daily messages of Christmas inspiration, motivation and fun. You don't even have to read on the Web; you can follow our day-by-day holiday plan on Twitter, Facebook, or via an RSS feed. To receive reminders in e-mail, use the Google Feedburner form at the right of the page.
The idea is to make holiday planning short, sweet and easy. Won't you join me, as we prepare for Christmas day by day with 101 Days to Christmas? The fun begins on September 15!
Welcome! Christmas tips site 101 Days to Christmas is designed to help you prepare for the coming holiday season, one day at a time. Beginning on September 15, 2016, we'll post daily get-organized tips for a simpler, stress-free Christmas celebration.
Our daily tips are designed break down holiday planning and preparation into short, simple assignments. Working day by day, we'll get organized, set a holiday budget, and focus on gifts and giving. We'll tackle holiday cooking, get inspired to decorate, and round up favorite family traditions. Along the way, we'll share recipes, decor inspirations and holiday celebration ideas for a fun, festive holiday season.
To follow along, bookmark this page to read daily messages on our home page You can also follow the 101 Days to Christmas messages on Facebook, Twitter or our RSS feed. To receive 101 Days to Christmas messages via e-mail (courtesy of Google's Feedburner service), use the sign-up form on the right side of the page. Miss a message? Catch up at the daily message index.
Ready? Christmas is coming, so join 101 Days to Christmas, your day-by-day plan for a great--and stress-free--holiday season!
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