I know it is only May but there is no better time then now to get ready for the 2012 Holiday season – before life gets overwhelmed and out of control with long to do lists for the holidays get organized with today’s 30 minute challenge to create a Christmas planner binder.
A Binder to organize and keep track of your families Christmas celebrations. I Use my Christmas planner binder to keep track each year of who I bought for, what I gave them, what traditions we celebrated, activities we participated in, recipes we used and even pictures of how I decorate my home. It has been the one resource that simplifies Christmas in my home.
Creating your own Christmas planner binder is simple. First, purchase a one-inch or larger binder, a set of dividers, pencil pouch to hold coupons and a package of clear page protectors. Then begin deciding what sections in your binder you will need. Here is a list of potential sections and things to include in your Christmas planner binder:
• Monthly calendars to keep track of events
• Gift lists (past and present)
• Menus and holiday dinner recipes
• Cookie/baking recipes
• Celebration/tradition ideas
• Service projects to participate in during the season
• Holiday card list
• Craft projects
• Lists of to-do’s
• Events and activity information
• Decorating ideas
• Pictures of your home decorated
Now when the 2012 Holiday season is upon us you will be ready to plan a stress free holiday season with your new Christmas planner binder.