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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

November 7, 2014

Free Printable Christmas Organizer

HEY EVERYONE! Just wanted to pop in and give you a freebie. When I started blogging in 2008 I just loved when I stumbled upon a blog site that offered a free printable. Oh I thought it was wonderful! I love free printables, free graphics, free seasonal things...it just makes your heart happy!
Joining in with Beverly @

So I decided to create one of my favorite things in the world....A Christmas Organizer...
Print this off, use a hole puncher, put it in a binder of sorts....and use it to make your Holidays run smoother. I have also kept track of spending, who I need to buy for, lists of cousins, nieces and nephews that I am buying for...this just kind of keeps things together all in one place!
If you are new to this sort of thing....hover your mouse over the image...right click on it...click save and save it to your computer. You can make a new file on your computer called Christmas Organizer and save it to that file so you can always locate it.

Enjoy!
I deliberately didn't add the dates  and left the days blank so you could fill in your own dates year after year.

You could make one for your family, a friend, or use it to track your kids special events for the next few weeks!

I am printing of several of these To Do lists....for me 
and for my hubby.
I will fill mine out...and his too!!


Left blank for you to use however you need.


 I make a list every year of things that might need to be fixed or deep cleaned before our 60+ family members descend on our home.






It isn't always pretty but I tear off addresses of friends or family that I know I don't have their current address...and I just tape it to a master list. This way I can add it to my computer file "Christmas addresses" or correct a wrong address that I may have.

We buy for all the little ones in our huge family...
we give a little something to the teenagers and newly married
and then we pick one couple out of the 15 couples our age (brothers and sisters in laws) and we all give to grandparents.
That way everyone receives something...and no one gets left out.
I also buy a few Starbucks or Best Buy gift cards...since we always have extras that come.


I jot down gift ideas, sizes of clothing for little ones,
sales and dates of those sales etc. that are important to remember.

 When you have 60+ or more at your Holiday events...mealtime is important. 1 bowl of mashed potatoes isn't going to be enough for our crowd.  So we make lists of items to make sure there is enough. We also assign everyone to bring a major meal item and delegate people...who can't cook...shhhhh....to bring drinks, ice, napkins, Sparkling apple cider...dessert plates...shhhh don't tell anyone our secret. hahaha
There are certain things I just love for Christmas and Holiday time...Necessities....
I have a vintage bathtub that always gets filled with small Christmas trees, poinsettias, little Santa and Elves vignettes, and Christmas lights. You see it as soon as you drive up and it puts you in a festive mood.


Here are some examples of my necessities!
Well, I hope this inspires you to get motivated.
You can print this off yourself...or save it to your computer and send it to Staples, Kinkos, or your favorite printing site and have them print it out or a few...for you and your favorite friend


I personally print mine out on Card Stock, punch with a hole puncher and put it in something lightweight....so it can go in my purse or tote and not weigh 10 pounds!
If you have any questions please contact me @
Debbboo14@gmail.com
Blessings,
Debbie

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