Christmas gets a really bad rap for being super stressful. And I get it, it totally can be! Everything from buying gifts, to creating the perfect Christmas dinner can be enough to put anyone over the edge. But what if this year was different? What if you could enjoy Christmas this year? What if it was actually fun?! That’s why I created my Christmas Planner!
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If you plan everything you possibly can in advance and if you are proactive about getting things done, the stress of the holidays nearly melts away! I am living proof! Some people think that you shouldn’t start Christmas shopping before Thanksgiving. Or that you shouldn’t put up Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving either. But by doing these things, I have been able to significantly enjoy Christmas so much more.
Here is a list of ideas for ways you can make Christmas stress-free:
- Take Christmas Card photos a couple of months early
- Send out Christmas cards by December 1st
- Have shopping done by mid-November
- Have all presents wrapped by mid-December
- Plan Neighbor gifts well in advance and deliver them at the first of the month
- Decorate your home for Christmas before Thanksgiving
- Decide what things are no longer necessary and what things are worth the time and effort you put into them (ex: Elf on the Shelf)
- Find a few things that you can simplify
- Set a priority list for things that are important to you and your family (traditions, treats to make, books to read, etc.)
The Past is a Good Teacher
I have 3 small children at home, my oldest being 10. If you think about it, the magical Christmas years only last for a few years for our kids. The last thing I want to be doing is running around like a chicken with my head cut off ‘trying to get things done’.
I want to spend my evenings with my kids reading Christmas books by the Christmas tree. Take my kids on a surprise Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt in their jammies. I want to remember these magical memories with my kids and not have the stress of the holidays engrained in my memory.
So a few years ago, I made a change to my Christmas preparations. One year in particular I started preparing for Christmas earlier and it actually made our Christmas so much more enjoyable. I planned out everyone’s gifts and made it a game to find the best deal on that item to save us money. I wrapped presents early. I delivered neighbor gifts at the beginning of the month instead of the day before Christmas. These all may seem like such small things but when you have a million little things they add up to be a lot! It made such a difference in my Christmas season and I loved every second of it. I was also able to remember the Savior significantly more throughout the season instead of all of the other distractions.
Why a Christmas Planner
“Preparation for the holidays is absolutely essential for enjoying the holidays.”
This is why I created my planner printables. I want to help you plan for Christmas and not be a slave to Christmas. I want you to create beautiful memories with your friends and family that you will cherish for a lifetime. When you can plan ahead, and start checking things off of your list, you can enjoy the season more because you are getting things accomplished a little bit at a time. I am giving away 7 free pages of printables for FREE!! Just enter in your information below and I will email it to you!
I started creating these planner pages as a freebie for this post and just kept creating more and more pages! I kept thinking of all of the different ways that I personally needed to be organized for the holiday season and I didn’t stop for days! My entire planner actually comes with 20 pages of Planner Printables. So if you want my entire set of planner pages you can grab it here.
My Christmas Planner includes 20 different pages of planner printables:
- Baking Menu
- Black Friday List
- Christmas Budget Sheet
- Christmas Day Schedule
- Christmas Eve Schedule
- Christmas Dinner Guest List
- Christmas Gift list – 3 different Styles!
- Christmas Shopping List by Store
- Cyber Monday List
- December Calendar
- November Calendar
- Dinner Menu Sheet
- Party Planning Sheet
- Christmas Savings Sheet
If you just want to stick to the free pages, feel free to enter your information and I’ll send you 7 Christmas Planner Pages, for free! I wish you all the best this Christmas Season.