Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Christmas Countdown Week 1- Get Organized

To Do This Week:
[X] Make the promise! Spend 15 minutes each day this week to get organized for Christmas.
[X] Get comfortable for holiday planning--create a Christmas holiday planning center
[X] Set up your Christmas planner in a notebook or three-ring binder.
If you're using a clear pocket binder, print the cover and spine pages. Insert in pockets of your clear-view binder
[X] Add blank lined pages for any notes and records.
[X] Make or designate a holiday planning calendar. For your Christmas holiday planner, print the Countdown plan calendar.
[ ] Begin at the beginning: review your family's holiday values. Print and record your findings on the holiday values page.
[X] Gift-buying looms! Start a master gift list. Print the master gift list form and use it to record purchases and home-made gift items.
[X] Begin a Christmas card list. Locate addresses, and consider making a computerized Christmas card address list for maximum time savings. Or, print a Christmas card list for your Christmas planner notebook.
[X] Print a home spruce-up worksheet and complete the holiday home spruce-up exercise. Plan and schedule any pre-holiday home improvement projects.
[X] Will your family travel this holiday season? Make travel plans and reservations this week.
[X] Will you host houseguests this year? Make arrangements for any overnight guests.
[X] Make an appointment for family photo sessions for holiday giving or photo Christmas cards.
[X] Schedule carpet cleaning now! As the holidays approach, business picks up. Call now for your choice of appointment times.

To Print This Week:
[X]Christmas Countdown Calendar
[X]Holiday Planning Calendars
[X]Get Organized Week Checklist Form
[X]Holiday Values Worksheet
[X]Master Gift List
[X]Gift Ideas Planner
[X]Christmas Card List
[X]Holiday Home Spruce-Up Form

To Buy This Week:
[X]Christmas cards or supplies for Christmas letters
[X]Holiday stamps