Wednesday, November 4, 2009

WFMW — Holiday Planner

Years ago when I was still getting a subscription to Family Fun magazine (which I still love by the way), there was an article about "Ann's Amazing Holiday Planner." Or it might have been a blurb. I'm not really sure.

I just know that my organizing side kicked right in and had to know all about it. There was a link to access it on the Family Fun website, which is what I did within less than one minute.

I was hooked. Here's a picture from the website which shows absolutely nothing, but it looked cute and gives you a visual. Plus mine is not together enough to show you right now.

Holiday Gift List:
I love the printable holiday gift list and print it off on different colored sheets of paper for each of my kids (simplicity for me) and then one other color for all other gifts.

Holiday Card List:
I actually keep my card list on the computer since I print out labels, but keep a copy in my folder. I might tweak it now that we don't ever plan to move again.

Holiday Memories:
Shamefully, I have nothing in the holiday memories section. I really need to focus on this.

Crafts & Decorations:
I have an entire folder of Christmas crafts and decorations. I just recently weeded them out and kept the ones I wanted in page protectors. Now I'll add that to my holiday binder rather than storing it somewhere else. Makes sense to me.

Holiday Recipes, Menus & Party Plans:
I do have some holiday recipes (that of course haven't made it in here yet), but we've never really done holiday parties, so I don't have any party plans. But if I did, this is where they would be!

If you are in need of a holiday planner with printables, here is the link to Ann's Amazing Holiday Planner.

Best of all, it's free!

This post is linked to Works-for-me-Wednesday at We are THAT Family.


Jenny said...

That is an awesome planner! I have made spreadsheets for my gift lists and holiday grocery list.

Lora said...

That is funny, Kayren! We definitely have the organizing gene, don't we? :)

Mari said...

Thanks for the tip - I'll check that site out.

Rona's Home Page said...

"Family Fun" is a great magazine. I remember getting it when our son was younger.

Thanks for sharing your holiday organization tip.

Shana said...

Thanks so much for the tip! I have a quasi-organization system but it is getting over run with my notes on things. This sounds perfect and covers all of it!

Bonnie said...

really neat ! i love the look of that !

Laryssa Herbert said...

Thanks for the link!

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