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This year I have a surprise for you! I created a Winter Holidays Planner to help you be organized and relax during this busy season.
This is our second post of the 2017 Christmas series. Last week, I shared with you a list of fun and peaceful gift ideas for your family and friends!
Now let’s talk about what you will find in the planner and how you can plan the holiday season to have time for you!
Here’s everything you need to plan your holidays:
- November & December Party Calendar
- Gift list ideas and budget for close ones
- Gift list ideas and budget for friends and family
- Holidays Bucket list
- Party Planner
- Black Friday checklist
- Self-care advent calendar
1. November & December Party Calendar
Between Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving and all the holidays’ parties, November and December easily become very busy. Plus, I don’t know about you but sometimes I commit to two events the same day.
So this year I decided that I will get organized and created a calendar for each month!
The calendar has five columns:
- The day of the month
- The host of the party
- What meal/drinks you need to bring
- What gift you are going to bring (if it has a gift exchange)
- The budget for the party
Plus at the end of each month, you can add up the budget of each party to know how much you need for your monthly budget. ( Download your free monthly budget calculator here)
2. Gift list ideas and budget for close ones
Then you will find two gift lists. The first one is for your close friends and family, who you will get more than one present.
The gift list has four columns:
- The person who will receive the gifts
- Room for eight gift ideas, don’t forget to add stockings!
- The budget for each gift and the total for each person
- A checkbox to know what you already got
3. Gift list ideas and budget for friends and family
The second gift list is very similar to the other one except that you have one line per person and you will get the total budget for the list.
4. Holidays Bucket list
I like to make a bucket list for every season. It helps me to get out of my house and do new and fun things. So this season you should do one too.
Here are a few ideas:
- Hygge day
- Create a capsule wardrobe for the season
- Order your 2018 productivity planner 😀
- Go snow tubing
- Bake a yule log cake
- Drive around the neighborhood to look at the Christmas lights
- Drink hot cocoa with friends
- Make a snow angel
- Watch Bad Mom’s Christmas:
5. Party Planner
Every year we have a Christmas party with our friends. It’s a lot of fun especially when we do the white elephant
In the planner you will find a page to help you plan your own:
- Select a day and time
- Create the gift exchange rules
- Send the invite to your friends, we usually create a Facebook event to keep it simple
- Decide on the food
6. Black Friday checklist
The past few years I did all of my Christmas shopping from home on Black Friday to save money!
The planner has a checklist for you to find the best deals and have all of your shopping done before December starts!
7. Self-care advent calendar
The Christmas season is all about giving and it can honestly become stressful. This is why this year you and I are going to take care of ourselves with the Self-Care Advent Calendar.
Every day you will find a new activity for you to do to unwind and relax!
Save for later
- The Best 2017 Gift Ideas For Men, Women, Friends And Family
- 60 Fun & Peaceful Gift ideas for men, women, friends, and family! (2016 guide)
- How to Avoid Holiday Stress in 8 Easy Ways
- Why You Should Give to be Happy + 6 Apps and Extensions
- The Best Audiobooks That Will Change Your Life
Over to you:
What do you do to be organized and relax during the winter holidays?
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