A Christmas Planner Printable? Christmas is over! I know and I’m so thankful. It’s such a stressful time of year. From Oct on… I feel like I’m underwater! I’m ashamed to say it’s been hard to celebrate. I finally feel relieved when it’s 11:59 pm Christmas Eve. That’s when my celebration begins.
I don’t want to feel this way. I want to be able to enjoy the season. So I started thinking of what I could do and realized I just need to get organized. I created a 1 year Christmas Planner to help me remember things I needed to do, that I could do months ahead of time, to stay organized. If you’ve been feeling the same way, then you’ll definitely want to pin, print or save this planner.
1 year Christmas Planner (< Free Printable)
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- Create a Christmas Budget. Take a look at the past 2 months and look at what you spent for Christmas, then add 10% and start saving.
- Check Target Toy Clearance – For the past few years Target has been putting their toys on clearance this month. It’s a great way to stock up. Just be sure to buy stuff that won’t go out of date… such as Barbie, board games, Legos etc.
- Check Valentines Day Clearance – stock up on red wrapping and tissue paper. Look for stocking stuffers and fun stuff for neighbors and teachers.
- Look for TV deals. TV’s go on sale around Superbowl. You may also want to consider buying an extended warranty since you’ll be holding on to the TV for quite a while. But even with the warranty you should be able to find amazing deals.
- Check St. Patrick’s Day Clearance – stock up on green wrapping and tissue paper. Look for stocking stuffers and fun stuff for neighbors and teachers.
- Check thrift stores weekly. So many donations are made this month from spring cleaning. I’m sure you’ll be able to find something amazing.
- Check Mother’s Day deals for salon and spa packages etc. (Just make sure their isn’t an expiration date)
- Sign up to learn a new skill, for example learning how to make jewelry, crocheting etc. This will give you plenty of time to make homemade gifts before Christmas.
- Research homemade gift ideas
- Haven’t saved yet? Try the 26 week Christmas Savings Plan
- Make homemade gifts (non perishable of course)
- Check Target Toy clearance – make sure to buy toys that will not go out of date.
- Continue making homemade gifts
- Make appointment with photographer for family photo – check Groupon too for good deals.
- Snap photo for Christmas Card
- Create Gift List
- Create Christmas Card List
- Order Christmas Cards
- Plan Christmas activities
- Buy Christmas lights and decorations
- Buy your Christmas meal at the same you are buying your Thanksgiving meal. Turkey and Ham are at it’s cheapest. Plus you can find deals, that give you free turkeys if you spend X amount at the store
- Buy Stamps
- Save leftover or used wrapping paper. Using a paper shredder shred it and store it. Use the shredded pieces instead of tissue paper for presents you are placing in gift bags.
- Shop after Christmas Clearance. Perfect time to grab wrapping paper, decorations and more.
That’s it! It’s a pretty simple list to have a stress free Christmas. All you need to do now is pin, print and save your One Year Christmas Planner Printable.