15 Days to an Organized Christmas

Christmas has got to be my favorite holiday of the year. I love everything about it - the lights, the colors, the holiday spirit, the shopping, wrapping, eating, celebrating, everything! You know what I don't like? Waiting until the last minuet to finish shopping and wrapping my gifts. So many times we can have good intentions about planning ahead for Christmas and getting all of the gifts bought and wrapped before December 1st rolls around. But, it never happens for some reason. Something gets forgotten and we end up shopping until closing on December 24th. Or, we stay one step ahead with all the holiday to-do's, praying that we can keep it all together until Christmas morning. We are completely stressed out and overwhelmed with everything and wrap our gifts until 3 am Christmas morning only to be woken up by excited children at 5 am wanting to see what Santa brought. Does this sound familiar?

This year, it doesn't have to be that way. Not one bit! Do you know why? Because we are planning ahead and starting now to get ready for Christmas. This starts with making a step by step plan with a small task to do each day over the next 15 days. How would you feel if you had everything you needed planned and written out all in the same location before Thanksgiving? I would feel pretty awesome and way ahead of the game! If you follow along with this Christmas series and do the daily tasks, you will be ready for the upcoming holidays!


I usually keep a notebook with me all the time that I write down everything in it - everything! To-do lists, notes, ideas, projects, everything. But it can be hard to locate something that I wrote down a few weeks ago when I go looking for it.  Several years ago, I had all of my Christmas lists all together in a notebook and it was soooo easy to find anything Christmas related. Need gift ideas? They were right there. How about to check the budget? Right on page 1. It was such a wonderful feeling to have everything that I needed right at my fingertips and all in one place. I haven't had a Christmas planner since that year, but I remember how awesome it was. This year, I decided to create my very own Christmas planner! 



Here it is! Isn't it pretty? I have over 20 pages of planner goodness to have all things Christmas related organized!



What's Included

  • Cover Page
  • December Calendar
  • To-Do List
  • Budget Tracker
  • Gift List - overall
  • Gift Lists for each person
  • Address List
  • Christmas Traditions
  • Christmas Activities
  • Crafts to Make
  • Shopping List - overall
  • Shopping List by Store
  • Decorating Plan
  • Stocking Stuffers
  • Christmas Meal Planning
  • Grocery Shopping List
  • Notes
  • Christmas Gift Tags - 8 different designs!
  • Black Friday Shopping List
  • Cyber Monday Shopping List
  • Baking List

The Christmas planner is free for you to download and use! This is how the series will work. Everyday, I'll post a small assignment for you to do that will only take 15-20 minuets each day over the next 15 days. Doing these things now will ensure that you are ready for the holidays to begin!

Today's Assignment

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First, print off the Christmas planner. It's 100% free for my email subscribers! Next, put it in a binder with pretty file dividers, a zippered pouch in the front for pens and a calculator, a large zippered pouch for receipts, and extra paper in the back. Be sure to print off extra pages of the planner that you are going to need. Things that would be helpful to have are in the front part of the binder are flags, pens, pencils, and a basic calculator.




Word of warning, there is a lot of information in the planner so it'll be easy for you to get overwhelmed if you try to fill out every single page today. Start slowly by getting the planner ready to fill out bit by bit over the next 15 days. And don't worry! We are going to cover each thing to get you ready for the holidays one day at a time!

Remember, make sure to download the Christmas planner here, gather everything you will need, and to put the planner together today because tomorrow we start filling out the different pages!

Who is with me?! Is anyone else excited as I am for Christmas? You can find all 15 days to an organized Christmas right here.



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4 comments

  1. Thank you Kimberly for the Christmas Planner. It is really beautiful.

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    1. You are so welcome! I hope you find it to be very useful this holiday season!

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  2. What a great idea! I'm all about keeping everything organized and I am the queen of lists so this is organized perfection! I'm pinning this and will be printing it out and following your challenges. I can't wait to have the most organized Christmas ever!

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    1. Organizers unite! It helps to have everything down in one place doesn't it?

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