Sail through the holidays this year with my free Holiday Planner! Start organizing all of your holiday tasks from Thanksgiving through Christmas with 24 pages of printable worksheets. This holiday planner includes a three-month holiday calendar, menu and grocery shopping sheets for all of your holiday dinners, a budget sheet, checklists to get your home ready for guests, and much, much more!
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Have you started planning out your holiday season yet? Do you know what you’ll cook for Thanksgiving dinner, or how much you want to spend on gifts this year, or who you need to send Christmas cards to?
If thinking about all the things you need to do from now until Christmas makes you feel completely stressed out, then you’re in luck! I can help you simplify your entire holiday season with a super handy tool: my free printable Holiday Planner 2018!
Yep, all you need are my planning printables to map out your plan of attack. And once you have a solid game plan for this holiday season, you can sit back, enjoy a hot cup of cocoa, and soak up all the little pleasures this time of year has to offer.
So let me tell you all about this year’s holiday planner! I’m super excited about it, and I just know you’re going to love it too. 🙂
You can download the planner at the end of this post, so keep reading!
Benefits of Using a Holiday Planner
Right off the bat, let’s talk about the benefits that come along with using a holiday planner.
Here are some of the bigger ones:
- You’ll be more organized because all of your holiday plans are housed in one central location. That means you’ll never have to scramble to find that to-do list you jotted down on the back of a napkin last week while you were out shopping!
- You’ll spend less money because you’ll have a clear plan for your holiday budget. We all know how easy it is to overspend this time of year, so using your holiday planner to decide how much you want to spend and where you want to spend it will help you manage your holiday funds better.
- You’ll feel less stressed because you won’t have to worry about forgetting an important aspect of the holiday season, like mailing your Christmas cards (am I the only one who forgets about Christmas cards every.single.year?!) or buying cranberries for your signature cranberry sauce. Seriously, it’s so much easier to have a written plan than to try to remember everything in your head.
While there are plenty of benefits to using a holiday planner, I definitely think reducing stress is the most important one of all.
I can’t emphasize enough how nice it is to have all of my Christmas shopping done by the first of December so I can spend the rest of the month wrapping gifts while watching cheesy Christmas movies on Netflix. Really, the only way I’m able to sit back and actually enjoy the holidays is by having a plan. Without one, I waste a lot of time trying to accomplish things without any real sense of direction.
The bottom line is that trying to function without my holiday planner wastes my precious time and causes me unnecessary stress. That’s why I make it a point to have a solid action plan before it’s time to start the holiday festivities.
What’s Included in this Year’s Holiday Planner
So now you know why I’m so enthusiastic about holiday planners in general. But let me tell you why I’m super excited about my holiday planner in particular!
This year’s planner includes:
- 24 Printable pages of worksheets and checklists plus 1 pretty cover sheet
- 1 Holiday Checklist of things you need to do from now through Christmas
- 2 Blank checklists for Thanksgiving and Christmas that you can use for your to-do lists
- 1 Holiday Priorities page for you to decide up front what’s important to you and what you can skip this year
- 1 Holiday Budget for you to plan out your holiday spending
- A 3-month calendar (November, December, and January) for you to record your holiday activities. Each month spans two pages so you have plenty of room to write!
- 3 menus plus 3 grocery shopping lists for your Thanksgiving menu, Christmas menu, and other holiday goodies you plan to make
- 1 Holiday Decorations page for you to plan out this year’s decorations. It even includes sections for things you need to make and things you need to buy!
- 1 Christmas Gifts log for you to record what you bought for whom, and how much you spent
- 1 Gifts Received log so you can keep track of gifts you receive and which ones you’ve sent thank-you notes for
- 1 Holiday Cards log for you to write the names and addresses of people you need to send cards to
- A 2-page Holiday-Ready Home checklist for you to get your home ready and presentable for guests
- 1 Holiday Notes page for you to write down any miscellaneous notes
It’s comprehensive, for sure! It covers just about everything you’ll need to plan a stress-free holiday season this year.
And the best part is that it’s so pretty! I used a two-tone red color scheme this year, and I’m very pleased with how the sheets turned out. I think you’ll find them festive!
Holiday Planner 2018
Get your free copy of my 2018 holiday planner here!
Wrapping It Up
If you want to simplify the holiday season so you can actually sit back and enjoy this special time of year, then you definitely need a holiday planner. It will help you plan out all the things you need to do from now through Christmas so you can sail through the holidays stress-free instead of frazzled.
Even though there are all sorts of holiday planners out there, I highly recommend you give mine a try. While I can’t speak for other planners, I know mine will help you streamline everything from your spending plan to your holiday cleaning. I want you to enjoy everything this holiday season has to offer, and I wholeheartedly believe my holiday planner will get the job done and look pretty while doing so!
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What about you? Do you have a favorite holiday planner?
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