The holiday season can bring overwhelm and stress, but that is not the way it should be. A little planning can go a long way and can help us focus on the real meaning of the season: our Savior’s birth!
I cannot promise you a stress-free holiday season, but I can encourage you to step back and focus on what matters the most. While it can be easy to get caught up in the busyness of the season, I have found that planning ahead and staying organized minimizes the stress. It helps to keep my focus on the real joy of the season and helps me enjoy celebrating with family and friends.
I am excited to share my Christmas Planner (updated 2021 version) with you. It’s a 12 page printable planner.
I hope you find it helpful to plan ahead, get organized, stay under budget, enjoy your traditions, and create memories with your family.
Get Organized this Christmas
The Christmas Planner includes the following pages:
- Cover Page
- Gift List
- Christmas Card List
- Party Planner
- Menu Planner
- Recipe List
- Holiday Recipe Printable
- Traditions & Memories Tracker
- Christmas Budget
- To-Do List
- Notes Page
- November Calendar Page – updated for 2021
- December Calendar Page – updated for 2021
- NEW in 2020 -Bonus Gift Tags
If you want to try out one of the pages, here is the Christmas Card List from the planner. Print free PDF here. (This is an older version.)
Abi @ Joy In My Kitchen says
I’ve been thinking lately that being organized would be easy if it didn’t require maintenance! I can organize anything once . . . but it doesn’t stay that way unless I keep at it consistently. As for Christmas organization, my husband has created a gift-tracking sheet in Excel that we add to each year to remember what we gave each person. It also has our budgeted amounts listed, so we can keep our choices within what we have available.
Ah yes. Maintenance. ;) But keeping on top of it helps it from getting too crazy!
Your Excel spreadsheet sounds like a great idea! Especially if you keep track of past years, that would be so convenient each year. I always love a good spreadsheet. :)
Great idea! Visiting from the Pat and Candy linkup, and loving your concept. I def need more organization in my life! Can’t wait to read more, thanks so much for your work.
Thanks for stopping by and commenting Sarah! Enjoy your weekend. :)
This is such a great idea!! Really happy to have discovered your website :)
Awesome. Thanks Samantha!
Can’t wait to use mine! So simple and pretty!
Thanks! I hope you find it helpful, Sarah!
Michele Morin says
One thing I discovered a couple of years ago is that if I buy something on clearance after Christmas, I may forget that I have it (and buy it again!), or I may not be able to find it . . .
So, I have begun writing post-Christmas clearance purchases in my next year’s November calendar page: what I bought and WHERE I PUT IT! Then when I start wondering about buying things for the next Christmas in November, I”ll know what I already have.
That is a great system for keeping track of the clearance purchases! Otherwise it’s easy for them to be forgotten. Thanks for sharing.
Hi there Emily, thanks for sharing these amazing printables with us. I sure do agree, the more we can be organized, the more we can focus on the true meaning of Christmas. Being all about Christmas cards (and letter writing in general) I just love that you’ve thought of a printable for keeping track of christmas cards! Luv! Visiting via #SITSSharefest. Lovely to meet you.
I enjoy both receiving and sending mail, so I enjoy sending out cards each year!
Thanks for stopping by!
Super creative and handy planner wish I was that good with a computer … Working on it !
terri presser says
This looks great and I agree it is good to be organised and prepared. You have done an excellent job here. Thanks for sharing with us at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings
Katie @ Talk Less, Say More says
AWESOME! Sounds like it’s time for me to get myself organized for the holidays! :)
Angela Parlin says
Such a nice resource! Thanks for sharing it with us at #RaRaLinkup!
This is absolutely fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing this at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!