Christmas might seem like it’s still ages away, but with the pace that this year seems to be moving, I fear that it will be here before we know it. Once again I’m going to jump in quite early and try to get everything sorted before the end of September – if not everything purchased, at least have gift ideas that I can implement as the weeks roll on. That’s just 5 weeks from today! Yikes!
I’m sure I’ve mentioned before how frustrating it was for me the year that I left my online ordering until the last week of November and some of the Christmas gifts didn’t arrive until mid January and I had to rush out during the week before Christmas to find something to replace them. I think I may have even got creative and made some gifts from things I found at the supermarket. That was 2009, and since then I’ve tried my best to not let it get away from me. Leaving it to the last minute is so stressful.
These days when I buy a new diary for the start of the year I like to put a note on September 1st to start my Christmas shopping. I don’t always jump straight on it, but it is so much easier when you have time to think up some wonderful gifts and actually have time to buy them or make them. This year all my nieces and nephews will be 10+ so I really need that extra time to think of something for the tweens and the teen (who is really an adult at 19, but shh!).
I was thinking that some of you might like to get ready early this year (if you haven’t already started), so that Christmas doesn’t feel like a super mad rush and you can feel thankful that you don’t have to battle the crowds so close to the day. To help both you and I out, I have updated last year’s Christmas Printables and this year I’ve even made them a free download! Yay!
There are 6 printables in this set along with the instructions on how to use them. I’ve put them in the order I would use them, but you can print whichever ones are best for you.
An Organised Christmas 2014:
- Christmas Presents List
- Christmas Online Shopping List
- Gift Wrapping Shopping List
- Christmas Present Making List
- Advent Calendar Planner
- Christmas Menu Shopping List
We all celebrate the silly season differently, but these should help you to get a head start on what needs to be done so that it may be as stress free as possible. I can’t promise that families will behave the way that could, but this at least takes care of the gift giving and menu part. haha
Get the An Organised Christmas 2014 download here.
Happy early Christmas planning! Will you come back in 5 weeks and let me know how you’re going with it? I’d love to hear!
Note: Please don’t pass this printable on as your own or sell it on. Feel free to send people here to download their own copies. Thanks so much. Also, the information is as accurate as possible. This may assist some people more than others. :) D x