By Erin Huffstetler | 11/14/2018 | 16 Comments
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It’s never too early to start your holiday planning – especially if you want to keep things low stress and low cost. Use this free, printable holiday planner to help you stay organized.
Here’s a cover that you can use to get your holiday planner started. It includes a front, back and spine. Just slip it into a binder, and you’re good to go.
Now, let’s work on building out the inside of your planner.
This calendar is just the thing to help you keep track of all your holiday parties, events and travel plans. It’s undated, so if you want to print one for November, December and January you can definitely do that. And if you want to get ahead by printing several year’s worth of calendar pages, you can do that, too.
Use this Christmas to-do list to make sure you don’t forget to do anything important. It’s organized by category – baking, budgeting, decorations, etc. – and has plenty of room for you to add your own tasks.
It’s easy to blow your holiday budget on gifts, but it’s just as easy to blow it by failing to take all of those other holiday expenses into account – things like decorations, shipping costs and tips. Use this holiday budget worksheet to plan for all those things, so your budget comes out right where it should.
This holiday spending worksheet gives you another way to track your spending throughout the season. It has an extra column to record how much over or under you came for each expense you budgeted for. This can be useful information when you go to set next year’s budget.
Use this printable to create your holiday gift list. It has space to list gift ideas for each person, as well as space to track when gifts have been bought/made, wrapped and given. There’s even a column to keep up with the cost of each gift, so you can see how you’re doing on your gift budget.
Take some of the work out of sending Christmas cards by using this printable to create a Christmas card list. Once you have everyone’s names and addresses in one place, it should only take a few minutes each year to update your list.
Use this baking planner to map out all your holiday baking plans. It has spots to note the source of each recipe, how many batches you need to make and which event or person you’re making the recipe for. There’s even a spot to write out your grocery list and to check off recipes as they’ve been made and sent.
Hosting Christmas dinner, or having a Christmas party? Use this holiday menu planner to plan out each course, and create your grocery list.
There’s more to hosting Christmas dinner than planning the menu and preparing the food. Use this Christmas dinner checklist to break up all those other tasks into manageable chunks, so you don’t get time crunched, or leave off anything important.
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