In part one, I shared four simple ideas to help you get organized for Christmas. In part two, I have another idea that can make your holiday season as stress-free as possible.
The mom who gave me this idea calls it her Christmas binder. It’s basically a notebook that keeps all of her Christmas needs in one place, so she doesn’t have to recreate her lists every single year. By the time the season gets underway, she already has a head start.
One great use for the binder is to record the sizes of your kids and your spouse’s clothing. Those will have to be kept up-to-date, but it’ll make future purchases easier because you can refer back to tags and receipts you’ve saved and reminders you’ve written.
You can also keep dinner and dessert menus in your binder. You may not remember what you cooked for Christmas meals in previous years, or what was popular with your family. A few quick notes can make all of that a little easier. You’ll also save time because you won’t spend hours searching for your favorite holiday recipes. They’ll be right there in your binder where you can find them.
Don’t start from scratch every Christmas. Make it easy on yourself to replicate what you’ve done before. That’s one of the secrets to finding more time with your family and enjoying the true meaning of what Christmas is really all about.