Since we’ve had kids, I’ve made my own Christmas planners. But as you know, I’m no designer and have always hated that my planner wasn’t living up to its cuteness potential. (Guess that’s a little Martha-ish of me, but oh well.) So this year, I went searching for cute planners. Here are my favs.
From Yours Truly: DFP Christmas Gift List
(Here’s my PicMonkey special. It has all the categories I need. I like having the name at the top because it lets me dedicate one list to each of my girls. This way, I can track all the gifts and stocking stuffers in one place. A quick comparison of the lists also lets me know if I’ve purchased evenly. And without my checkboxes, I wouldn’t remember what to wrap and what’s from the Jolly Old Elf.)
From Jenny Collier
From Carolyn’s Homework
From Delovely Details
(This one is great for all those folk you give just one gift to: teacher, mail carrier, bus driver…)
From Organized Homelife
(Here’s a planner for your holiday newsletter. What a great idea to brainstorm for your annual update! Ginny also offers planners and trackers for your Christmas cards, so you’re all covered.)
From Going Home to Roost
From My Frugal Home
(This is a budget planner but there is so much more for planning the entire holiday season.)
From Pin LaVie
From Organized Home
(This one looks simple, but follow the link and find a WORLD of printables and tips about how to get your home in shape for the holidays. Maybe it’s a little late for Christmas, but shoot for New Year’s!)
From Christmas Your Way
(Many printables here, but I really like the Baking Planner.)
From It’s Always Autumn
(This gift planner is cool because it helps you comparison shop the cost of your gifts.)
From Life as Mom
(An entire Christmas planning eBook!)
P.S. Subscribe to the Pretty Darn Cute blog and you’ll have access to another Christmas Gift Planner. Lindsay designed my logo and business cards and her blog name perfectly describes her style!
P.S.S. Here’s a tip that saved me a TON of time for several holiday seasons now. I typed up all my go-to, must-have traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas recipes and put them in one Christmas scrapbook. It’s not fancy, but it does accomplish my goal of getting all the recipes I make annually in one place. Now, I just pull ONE recipe book down from the cupboard and I’m good to go. I also love that each recipe is in its own sheet protector so it doesn’t matter how messy I get in the kitchen.
And two years ago, I finally typed up a master list of ingredients. Instead of combing through all the recipes to figure out the total number of sticks of butter I need, I just take the master list to the fridge and cross off what I already have in stock. So much easier!