October 22, 2011

Holiday Christmas Planning Calendar 2011


Another year, another Holiday Christmas Planning Calendar. Every year I revise this based on trips, family events and my calling at church. December is a time to be spent with family, attend school concerts, create memories, and ponder the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

I love using this calendar because it helps me pace myself. These tasks or projects are on my Google calendar as an ALL Day event. I repeat them each year. I love that because I don't have to "reinvent the wheel." Feel free to copy, revise and create one of your own.

SEPTEMBER
1st Week
Harvest decor up

2nd Week
Check Temple Square performance dates

3rd Week
Halloween decor/costumes at thrift stores

4th Week
Discuss holiday travel plans with family

OCTOBER
1st Week
Halloween decorating
Buy porch pumpkins 

2nd Week
Make Christmas budget
Start gift lists
Visit Disneyland :)

3rd Week
Online Christmas Shopping
Ghost/Boo neighbors or see Been Booed Letter

4th Week
Christmas lights up (before snows in Utah)
Inspect Christmas decor
Buy Thanksgiving/Christmas decor at thrift/stores
Online Christmas Shopping
Shop holiday clothes (sweaters disappear fast)
Breathe :)

NOVEMBER
1st Week
Halloween decorations down
Thanksgiving decorations up
Mail Missionary gifts
More Christmas shopping
Buy employee gifts
Write Christmas letter

2nd Week
More Christmas shopping
Take kids Christmas shopping
Buy stocking suffers
Make Thanksgiving menu/assignments
Update Christmas card addresses

3rd Week
Finish Christmas shopping
Wrap/Mail relative gifts
Buy Thanksgiving food
Breathe!

4th Week
Set up Christmas tree (before Thanksgiving)
Enjoy Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving decor down
Christmas decor up
Visit Lights on Temple Square (Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 dusk)

DECEMBER
1st Week
Watch 1st Presidency Devotional (Dec. 4, 2011 @ 6 p.m.)
Wrap gifts

2nd Week
Make/Give Christmas goodies
Go caroling

3rd Week
Christmas dinner prep
Read Christmas story as a family (Dec. 24)
Enjoy Christmas Day with family!

4th Week
Shop after Christmas sales
Put away Christmas decorations :( (before kids go back to school)
New Year's decor up
Enjoy New Year's Day activities

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea! I wish I'd started it in September, but hey, better late than never, right? And there will be another September next year, right? Holidays are always crazy. I should be better "prepared." Thanks!

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