It’s hard to believe, but the holiday season is just around the corner and getting closer by the minute! So my question for you is – are you ready?
If you’re anything like me, you long for a holiday season that is stress-free. Am I right?
But for some strange reason, each year the holidays are crazy! And even though you swear each year, THIS IS THE YEAR that it will be different, it never is.
Instead of organized you find yourself dodging the chaos way too much. Instead of having everything you need, you’re making umpteen trips to the store. Instead of calm, you find yourself running around like a crazy person trying to cram in everything you want to do PLUS a bunch of stuff you don’t. Instead of warm fuzzy feelings of joy and love, you feel stressed out and frazzled.
Before you know it November is here, and your starting to panic because things are getting hectic and then BAM – December and all hell breaks loose. By the time January rolls around you are drained and broke.
Boy, I can totally relate.
Up until a few years ago, this was me every single year. Then I made a vow to do things differently, and I created my first Holiday Planner. This was way before I ever had my blog. I had designed it for my coaching clients because they too were going through the same things I was going through and I figured if I could create something that could help us all that would be a real blessing.
Of course, the planner has changed and expanded over the years. But this year’s planner is the best (and prettiest) planner yet.
And because I believe in planning so much, I make it available in October so you can get a jump start on your holiday planning. Planning is the main ingredient when you’re trying to eliminate the chaos of the holidays. Less stress is the aim, and the planner helps you achieve just that.
GRAB YOUR 2018 HOLIDAY PLANNER
So what’s in this year’s planner?
First, to help you sort out what’s important to you, I’ve included a workbook to help you figure out what you and your family WANT to do and how you want your Christmas to feel.
From there I include:
- A Calendar for November and December
- Countdown checklist
- To Do Lists
- Gift Planners
- Gift Trackers
- Stocking Stuffer Tracker
- Gifts Received Tracker
- Budget sheets
- Menu Planning
- and Cleaning Checklists
All this covers shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday along with all the trackers you need to not end up with duplicate gifts (don’t laugh, I’ve done it before) and to make sure you don’t forget someone on your list (done that too!).
If you want even more Holiday Planning Tools, you can join the Premium Resource Library which is a membership-based program for a one-time investment of $15. When you sign up for the Premium Resource Library you get access to a whole host of additional downloadable holiday planning tools as well as other budgeting mini-courses, worksheets, and checklists that are NOT found in the regular library. Plus, you get a whole host of other terrific benefits.
But, this price won’t last forever and will be going up next year!
Here’s some of what you can find in the membership community to help you this holiday season:
- Party Planner
- Christmas Decoration Inventory
- Decorating Worksheets
- Family Activities Worksheets
- Letters to Santa
- Christmas Bucket List
- Cookie Swap Bundle
- Baking Checklists
- Gift Tags
- Christmas Card Worksheets
So many resources valued at way more than the one-time investment of $15!
Our Mess Free Life Holiday Planner is intended to help you (and me too) create more joy and less stress leading up to the holidays. It will help you prioritize your time, set a budget, plan your meals, create a gift list, and make the most of your holiday season.
It’s a total game changer–one that might just make all the difference for your sanity this year!
And the best part?
It’s completely FREE-just our way of saying thanks for being part of the Mess Free Life community!
And let me know what you think about this years planner.
What do you like best, what would you like added for next year…you know important stuff to make next years addition even better.
Now is the time to start thinking about the holidays whether we want to or not. Being prepared will help you manage your money better and help you stay away from credit cards this holiday season.
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