The new personalized holiday planner is now available in the shop. I'm so thrilled to be able to bring this new organizing tool to the shop just in time for the upcoming season. There is so much packed inside this 100 page planner.
First, let's start with the exterior of the planner. These planners are 8.5" wide by 11" tall and have 100 sheets of inside pages. There are two cover choices to make: hard cover vs soft cover. The soft cover is very similar to the personalized notebooks in the shop: laminated with a white coil binding. Upgrade your planner to the hardback and you get a really soft, matte finish with gold wire coil binding. A really beautiful book.
For cover options you can choose a simple, elegant holiday themed monogram (coordinate with your holiday stationery). There are six monogram options and depending on your color choice, your cover will be either aqua or dark green to make the monogram really shine. The other option is to choose one of the fun, preppy Christmas patterns and have your name personalized on the front cover.
Inside the planner, there are two "sections" to help you plan your season. The first section includes pages where you can list your family traditions, favorite holiday movies to watch each year, your Christmas card list and a mini address book. The holiday movie list and Christmas card list will work for five years, with a space to write in the year and check off next to that movie or recipient.
The second section of the planner is more annual. Each section starts off with a blank December calendar where you can keep track of important holiday plans. Next you will find an overall holiday budget and to do list.
The Gifts to Give section is really helpful. This is where you track each person on your gift giving list: what you would like to give them, where to purchase that gift, how much it cost and finally bought/wrapped/shipped (if necessary). You can set a spending limit for each person and track your progress. If stocking stuffers are big in your house, there is a separate page for tracking those ideas.
The next section delves into party planning, meal planning, food shopping and crafting. We end the year with a thank you note tracker, notes section and a page to display your annual Christmas card.
This annualized section repeats a total of five times in this planner. Which I love because it allows you to be able to look back at what you gave, how you planned your big meals or party and how your family has grown. All in one place.
And for added fun, be sure to add a the cute, coordinating sticker sheet when you purchase your planner!