Planning is necessary, so we can fit in everything and enjoy the holiday season. Starting from November and running through the middle of January, we tend to participate in or host several events, either at home or outside the house, during this time. To help you keep your expenses in check and your day more organized, I created this ebook to help you plan the holiday season, so you don't overspend or get stressed later. Read on to see how you can save money and time during the holiday season in this FREE 48-page ebook.
- My Story about Why I love this Holiday Season Planner
- What is in this FREE 48-page Holiday Season Ebook?
- The Holiday Season Planner ebook section shares lots of saving money and time tips.
- Gift Giving Planner and Gift List
- Black Friday/Cyber Monday Shopping Tips
- Holiday Season Things to Do with Family
- Saving Time and Money on Holiday Groceries
- Saving Money and Time While Entertaining at Home
- How to Save Money and Time While Holiday Decorating
- Small Business Office Decorating
- When should I complete this ebook?
- Where to store this Holiday Season Planner?
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My Story about Why I love this Holiday Season Planner
First, let me tell you why I created this planner. We hosted several parties throughout the holiday season since my husband and I married over 25 years ago. It has become our thing in both our families. At one point, we had five parties during this time of the year, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, My family holiday gathering, my husband's holiday gathering, and New Year's Eve. These events happened for more than five years. This wasn't just meals we would serve. We created fun games and crafts activities for the kids and adults. We all made theme meals for the individual parties and organize the family members to bring side dishes/desserts for each party. If I didn't have this planner, we wouldn't have been able to organize the parties inexpensively, and we wouldn't have been able to enjoy them. It was a necessity to keep spending down and time managed.
What is in this FREE 48-page Holiday Season Ebook?
I'm going to go through this ebook below. If you want a copy, please fill out this form here. Note: you do not only get this free ebook, but you also get all of the other ebooks as well.
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The Holiday Season Planner ebook section shares lots of saving money and time tips.
At the beginning of this Holiday Season Planner ebook, I share general saving money and time tips during the holidays.
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Gift Giving Planner and Gift List
The first section is the gift-giving planner. this section includes a gift list, a gift list by events, and a budget monitoring gift list. The best part about this section is that it allows you to determine how much you want to spend on each family member. Visit my HOW TO ORGANIZE CHRISTMAS GIFTS EASILY post for more tips. Visit this post for time-saving tips while shopping.
Black Friday/Cyber Monday Shopping Tips
The following section in the Holiday Season Planner discusses Black Friday / Cyber Monday Shopping tips. This section includes a Black Friday Trip and a what-to-buy list. The Black Friday Trip checklist will help you plan for the day, so you are not spending too much time while saving money. Feel free to visit our AMAZING BLACK FRIDAY TIPS AND TRICKS post for more ideas and tips.
Holiday Season Things to Do with Family
This section includes a holiday season bucket list. I added a December calendar you can easily fill out the dates and events. The Movies to Watch list is also included to help you set up some movie family nights. And, if you have traditions you do each year, I have a checklist for that. Visit my HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR HOLIDAY TRADITIONS post for more details.
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Saving Time and Money on Holiday Groceries
This section shares tips and checklists to ensure you do not overspend when buying food. It includes my favorite Grocery List for Holiday Cookies, my baking tools list, and my holiday baking supplies list. All three checklists will help you have everything for your baking marathon. You can click the links above to see the original posts for these checklists.
Saving Money and Time While Entertaining at Home
This section in the Holiday Season Planner shares a holiday entertaining planner and shopping list printables. It includes a Family Gathering Plans and Shopping List, Christmas Day Plan and Shopping List, New Year’s Eve Plan and Shopping List, New Year’s Day Plan and Shopping List, and fill-in-the-blank Event Plan and Shopping List. Feel free to visit my MAKING A FABULOUS PARTY THAT EVERYONE WILL LOVE for more depth tips to make your party successful. I also have 14 CREATIVE WAYS TO THROW A PARTY ON A BUDGET post that may help you save money. If you are planning on having a large party, check out this post: HOW TO ORGANIZE A LARGE PARTY IN YOUR HOME
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How to Save Money and Time While Holiday Decorating
This section houses tips on how to save even more money and time while decorating your home. I also share how to do upcycling projects at a minimal cost. Feel free to check out our holiday card organization idea post.
Small Business Office Decorating
This final section in the Holiday Season Planner is mainly for small businesses. It shares how to be inclusive and decorate for the holidays in the office.
When should I complete this ebook?
In October, spend some time figuring out what events you will host and what you want to do with the family during the holiday. You may not need all the sections of this ebook. Take your time through the planning process, and rest assured you will be ready to go during the holiday season.
Where to store this Holiday Season Planner?
You can print this holiday season planner out and hole-punch it, and add it to a binder. Doublesiding the pages work nicely to save paper. You can also make it into a booklet using Adobe Acrobat.
I hope this ebook helps make your holiday season more relaxing and enjoyable. When you get your copy and start working on this holiday season planner, feel free to return and leave any questions in the comment section below. I would love to help you!
I can't imagine hosting five big events in a year, never mind a few weeks - you're truly amazing! It's just as amazing that you've created this comprehensive planner and are just giving it away. Thank you!
It was a little crazy, but with some planning, it worked out great, and everyone looked forward to the parties each year. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Janet. It's much appreciated. =)
You've thought of everything! Thank you for sharing your years of experience in a way that can help so many others get their party planned and enjoy their friends and family.
Can't go wrong with a free holiday planner, especially from someone as experienced as you, Sabrina! I know you've been entertaining, and organizing, and creating free check lists for years. I'll definitely share this with my readers. Thanks!
Thank you so much, Hazel! I really appreciate it. =)
What a lovely (and timely) resource to share with people. Someone who has hosted this many parties between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve certainly is organized. Just hosting one of those can feel like a lot.
Sometimes it feels like the holidays are a part-time job. Getting everything planned out in advance is the secret.
I get that! Sometimes people hesitate to be a host because they feel overwhelmed. I hope this ebook will help them with that as well as gift giving and saving money.
I am amazed at how many parties you have hosted. You and your families are so blessed to all get together and to celebrate these special times. Best of luck with your ebook.
Thank you, Kim!
I love how you developed your Holiday Season Planner from your years of entertaining experience. Your guests are so lucky to have you as their host because you think of everything and find ways to make each event extra special.
This season we plan to host two events- Thanksgiving and New Year's, which feels manageable. There could be some impromptu events, but these two we are definitely doing. It will be great to celebrate with family and friends. I don't have planning book like the one you created. Instead, I update word documents specific for each event. Those work well for me.
Here's to a wonderful holiday season and happy hosting!
That's wonderful, Linda! There are so many things to do when hosting parties. Keeping your budget and time is essential so not to get overly stressed. Thanks fro stopping by and commenting. =)