It happens every year. I tell myself that next year will be different. Next year, I'll start buying my Christmas gifts early. Next year, I won't leave the Christmas decorating to the last minute. Next year, I'll put more time and energy into our family Christmas dinner celebrations.
Mmmm..... I feel tired and discouraged just thinking about it, because 'next year' is now 'this year!'
But this year.... I'm doing something about it!
This year, I've downloaded a FREE Christmas planner filled with lists and planning pages to help me stay on track with my Christmas to-do activities. Even more than that, it's helping me to focus on the important aspect of Christmas; its real meaning.
I've been provided with ideas and suggestions for changing my 'Martha-style' Christmas of tasks and jobs and things to complete to a 'Mary-style' celebration with room for the important things- developing meaningful family traditions, Christmas joy, and peace and even, relaxing.
FREE Christmas planners
Now if, like me, you'd like a little help with your Christmas planning and organisation you may be interested in the Christmas planners available. There are many planners that you can purchase but you'll be pleased to know that there are some wonderful FREE planners, too.
* A Holiday Gift Guide... an intentional Christmas gift planning guide for the whole family. You'll also find a set of free gift tags to download and use.
* Organized Christmas- Simplify your holidays and celebrate the season!
You'll find so many helpful resources here: a Christmas calendar and countdown, weekly checklists, an organising plan. There are even some ideas for decor and gifts to make yourself. You can find and download the free printables here.
* Holiday Grand Plan -week by week planner for an organised Christmas
Weekly activity planner and checklists make it easy to prepare for the festive season, a holiday grand plan. You'll find all the planning printables here.
* Free printable Christmas planner from Crazy Little Projects
You'll find here weekly calendars, gifts checklist, Christmas planning sheet, baking list, family activities and so much more.
* Family Traditions Christmas Edition. This downloadable book by Andy Andrews is filled with ideas and prompts to help you focus on a Christmas that is meaningful and unforgettable. It doesn't have to cost much money or involve huge amounts of time, but it does require you to be intentional. You can find it here. Remember, 'you have the power to make this holiday season one to remember.'
* Printable Holiday Planner _- How to plan the best family Christmas you've ever had.
This planner is quite beautiful and is available from LifeTree family. It includes printable planners as well as idea sheets, activities and checklists to encourage you to focus on ways to focus on the real meaning of Christmas and creating a holiday tradition for your family that is full of wonder and delight. You'll find a holiday gift checklist, holiday budget, deal tracker, menu and shopping list, chores list and more.
You will need to sign up for their emails but these are really helpful, too, so I'm sure you'll enjoy their content.
Enjoy this Christmas Holiday Season!
Life as a grandma.. it's no 'quiet, restful days in the rocking-chair'. It's filled with activity, excitement and lots of family fun. Please share it with me.