While I plan for the Christmas holiday all year around, looking for cute ornament crafts, or recipes to try, or movies and books I want to see and read, the last two months are really about the events and people. My preparation helps me to be able to enjoy all that is around me in a calm and peaceful way.
Ok, maybe not so much.
But, mostly that is true. There is always a last minute something that unweaves the best plans, but that is life, deal with it and move along!
One of the things I love to do at this time is to create my calendar. I have a wonderful Christmas Notebook that has been with me since 1977 when I was married. The notebook looks quite a bit different, but I love looking through it at things I did in the past. Things have surely changed.
I print a two month calendar from a Google Extension and have a ball decorating it with my washi tapes and stickers. I don't go over board, as this is a working calendar. I just like it to be festive. Here it is before I add in all our family's dates! I have emailed my children and have them looking into possible dates, since I have to share them now.
I grab all the city's advertisements on dates for open houses, light displays, and church services so we can schedule them all in. It never fails, two of the season's most fun events will land on the same night, but we make a decision and don't regret the rest!
What do you do to stay organized for Christmas?