Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday Planning and Organizing - Tis the Season

I love a Holiday Planner.  I need lists in my life and this really helps me. Especially when I am shopping.  I started making a planner for myself in 2006 I believe.  The first one I made is still my favorite and although I have not kept the calendar up to date, I still like to use it because it fits in my purse and it is pretty durable.

It is made from a small book of index cards that I purchased at an office supply store in our town.  I used My Minds Eye papers and embellishments and a Hero Arts Chipboard letter.  I made the tabs with a sharpie marker and some clear contact paper before adding them to the pages.

I made pockets for coupons, receipts and a special section for gift lists.  I love, love, love it!

Two years ago, I really wanted a planner to house all of the addresses I use for sending cards.  This was a digital download from  It is adorable and works really well for my address list.  I have not used the other pages but they are nice.  I printed the pages and used some chipboard for the front and back covers.  All I had to do was punch holes and put it altogether.  Easy Peasy!

The next one I made for a class that I taught last year with the Moxxie Party at the Pole line.  I used lunch bags for pockets and it was super cute.  I also made sections.  What is nice about making your own is you can customize each section of your planner to fit your needs.  I love that.

So, these are the planners I have made and used over the years.  I am thinking about making another one this year just because it is so fun!  There are tons of ideas out there and if you are on Pinterest you can search for  "holiday planner" and you will get a ton.  These are just a few links I found that caught my eye.

Holiday planner

christmas planner

Holiday Planner

Christmas planner tutorial

So, there you have it...tons of ideas for being totally organized this holiday season.  Now, take me advice and have some fun too.  An organized season is a more stress-free season!

Until next time,

1 comment:

  1. These are just great! It sure helps to keep all of the holiday happenings in order doesn't it?

    Thanks for sharing your inspiration links too!!!