You have to do all the things during the holidays. There is all that cooking and baking to do, presents to be bought, and cards to be sent.
You have to shop for everyone on your list, buy food and treats, host family and friends, attend events, and at the same time watch your spending and your budget.
How on earth do you do it all? How do you stay organized and on track? How do you keep records of things, plan things, and make things happen?
You need all the help you can get, and that is why I created this digital Holiday Organizing Pack!
What is the Digital Holiday Organizing Pack?
The Digital Holiday Organizing pack is a collection of 13 spreadsheets, that will help you plan all aspects of the holidays.
The spreadsheets included are:
Digital November & December Calendars
Thanksgiving & Christmas To Do List
Thanksgiving & Christmas Food Planners
Christmas Card tracker
Holiday Gift Tracker
Christmas Movies Watching Tracker
Black Friday Shopping Plan
Holiday Budget Plan
Christmas Savings Plan
The spreadsheets can all be viewed really easily in Google. They are copied directly to your own Google account, so they are then yours to keep, and you will always have them to use time and time again.
The great thing about these spreadsheets being available in Google is that you can view them on any electronic device – which makes them always to hand for you. View them on your laptop, tablet and smartphone.
A Closer Look at the Spreadsheets
DIGITAL NOVEMBER & DECEMBER CALENDARS
These are great digital calendars that you can pull up in Google. Each spreadsheet has every day listed in details for the months of November and December assigned. You can add whatever you need to do on a particular day to the incorporated To Do list – and check those things off as you do them. There is also room to write in your events for the day.
THANKSGIVING & CHRISTMAS TO DO LISTS
You have so much to do for Thanksgiving and Christmas! You need to keep a running list of your To Dos that are required, and track them as you do them.
These To Do Lists – there is a separate one for Thanksgiving, and a separate one for Christmas – allow you to keep track of everything. You can keep organized with due dates for all you need to do too. You can also easily check off each item as you do it.
Another great thing about these To Do lists is that you can make a copy of them so easily, and create as many To Do lists as you need to. You will be covered for everything you need to do and plan!
THANKSGIVING & CHRISTMAS FOOD PLANNERS
Planning those meals is hard! You have to plan out what everyone will eat and when. You need to take account of any special dietary needs, and you need to figure out who is bringing what and doing what.
These Thanksgiving and Christmas food planners – one spreadsheet for each – will help you organize every aspect of that special meal that you are planning.
These food planners have space for you to record every course of a meal. You can list all the dishes and foods you will make for each meal. You can also plan whether you cook and bake ahead, or make on the day, and who is bringing which dishes to a meal.
In addition the food planners have shopping lists, which let you make complete shopping lists, that you can check off as you acquire those items.
CHRISTMAS CARD TRACKER
Sending Christmas cards, although it is supposed to be something fun, can be stressful. Buying those cards, filling them all out, addressing the envelopes, and then mailing them all takes time.
But if you still love, and want to, send out Christmas cards we can certainly help you out here.
The Christmas Card tracker lets you keep track all in one place all the names and addresses of those you need to send Christmas cards to. It lets you record when they were sent (so you don’t duplicate or forget who you sent them to), and even the date sent.
The great thing about the Christmas Card Tacker list is that you can re-use it year after year. You only need to enter names and addresses into it once, and it will carry over to future years for you. You an add and delete names and addresses to it constantly too!
If you would rather send out emailed Christmas cards or messages, there is a handy column for email addresses too!
This tracker will make it so much easier for you to handle sending out all those cards!
HOLIDAY GIFT TRACKER
With all those Christmas gifts you have to buy, how on earth do you keep track of it all? With the Holiday Gift Tracker of course!
With the Holiday Gift Tracker you can keep a running list of everyone you need to purchase gifts for. You can keep track of when the gift is purchased, and the date, and even track whether or not it has been wrapped!
This gift tracker will really help you plan out gifts, and get organized with the gifts you buy for others.
There are always so many gatherings and events to attend during the holiday season. The Event Tracker will help you record everything you need to attend, and keep you on track with all those events.
You can record the event or occasion, and the date and time of the event. Track whether you need to RSVP, and if you have RSVP’d.
CHRISTMAS MOVIES WATCHING TRACKER
This is a little fun thing I have included in the pack! We all love Christmas movies, they are part and parcel of the holiday season!
If a movie is only being shown on TV on a certain date, you want to make sure that you don’t miss it. With this tracking spreadsheet you can keep track of when certain movies are going to be shown. You can plan to DVR them if you need to, and record which ones you have DVR’d so you know you have them to watch.
I have also included suggestions for some great Christmas movies to watch!
BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING PLAN
I think this spreadsheet is such a helpful way for you to plan all your Black Friday and special sale shopping for the holidays.
You can keep track of all the items you want to buy, and where they are located (shop or online). You can record if you need a coupon, and for online sales the coupon code.
If you regularly place orders online you know how easy it can be to forget what you ordered. With this tracking sheet you can record where you placed an order, the date you placed it, and even the order number. You can also track when you receive that order, so you now it won’t get lost or forgotten.
HOLIDAY BUDGET PLAN
The holidays can be so expensive. But if you set up a savings plan as early as possible, you will save often, and then have that cash available when you most need it – during the holidays (see the Christmas Savings plan sheet to help you with this!)
The Holiday Budget Plan lets you set a budget, and then stick to it. You can record your total budget for the holidays, and work out what you will purchase and spend. This is especially helpful for all those Christmas expenses – including food and drink, gifts, decorations and more.
By setting a budget, and sticking to it, the holidays and Christmas don’t need to be quite so painful.
CHRISTMAS SAVINGS PLAN
The Christmas Savings Plan will let you set a savings amount every week, so you can reach your goal at the end of the year in time for the holidays. You can track how your savings are adding up!
Not sure how much to save each week to get the amount you will need for the holidays? Just enter an amount and calculate it all to see what they would give you for your goal of the holidays.
The Christmas Savings Plan can be used in conjunction with the Holiday Budget Plan to help you save and manage your money during the expensive holiday season.
The Digital Holiday Planning Pack will greatly help you get and stay organized this holiday season! You can get it immediately and start planning everything (and start getting organized!) straight away!
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