Have an organized Christmas with a Christmas planner. It’s an easy way to avoid stress and be prepared for the holidays.
The holidays will be here soon. It’s so easy to let the time get away from us and end up rushing around this time of the year. Taking a few moments now to start planning will help prevent the panic and rush.
For the last few years, I’ve used a Christmas planner to help me stay on track for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Having this planner prevents so much stress.
You can use a simple notebook to create a planner. It’s cheap but a lot of work and if you have bad handwriting, like me, it can end up pretty messy.
There are also some fancy Christmas planners out there that you can buy already done for you. The problem is they can be pricey and they are only good for one year. There are also likely pages you’ll never use that just waste space.
After years of trying different things for my Christmas planner, I decided to create my own and offer it to you as well. I designed it using minimum decorative elements to save on ink and allow you to decorate the pages yourself if you enjoy decorative planning.
The Christmas planner is also un-dated so you buy it once and can use it forever. Some pages will need to be reprinted each year but you’ll never have to buy it again. This takes one thing off your to-do list each year.
I wanted to also walk you through how I set up my planner. It’s very easy but it prevents so much stress.
Setting Up Your Christmas Planner
First look through the planner and see which pages you will use. Only print the ones you want to use. You may want a couple of sheets of some pages.
Once you’ve printed your pages put your cover page the front of the binder. If you plan to use this binder for other holidays print off the Holiday planner cover below and put the Christmas planner cover page inside of the binder.
Punch holes in your sheets or put them in sheet protectors. I like to use sheet protectors because I use the planner so much and sometimes have it in the kitchen while cooking. This keeps the planner looking great all year.
If you want to decorate your planner go ahead and do that. I love adding washi tape and stickers to mine.
Fill out the sheets you are able to now and start using your planner. Make sure you keep it somewhere you will see it so you use it.
Free Holiday Planner Cover
Another great thing to keep in your Christmas planner is a Thanksgiving planner. It’s nice to have both in one place. I have also created Thanksgiving planner printables. They follow the same concept and are un-dated and use minimal ink.
If you’d like to keep both holidays together you can use this planner cover for your binder.
Once you set up your Christmas planner the first time you will have far less work when preparing for Christmas in the future. Just remember to get it set up early each year so you can plan ahead.
Want more ways to reduce Christmas stress? Check out A Stress-Free Christmas: A Complete How-To Guide.