Have you been thinking about Christmas, yet? It's less than three months away, you know. LOL! I am totally crazy about Christmas, so I'm starting my Christmas plans early.
(If you're waiting for my Project Life process, pt. 2 - sorry! I got sidetracked by this: My Christmas Planner 2012! I promise to post Project Life next week.)
Every year, I print out Ali Edwards December overlays from Designer Digitals, and put them in a binder. I get one sheet for each day, where I can make notes, checklists, write down recipes and glue down pretty home decor pics and ideas from Holiday magazines (you can view a couple of examples from last year's planner at the bottom of this post). It's kind of a smash book.
The planner begins with a cover (above) and one or two sheets for October (below), to get the plans going. Then I print one sheet per day for November and December and half of January, ending the Christmas planner with an evaluation and debriefing sheet to keep for next year. I also add some plastic pockets in the back, where I can put receipts and other stuff.
Note: To get the December overlays to work with November and January, some Photoshopping is required for moving the name of the weekdays to the appropriate dates for those months.
For the November cover, I used a paper scrap from Basic Grey's Jovial and cut out some presents. Then I stamped with stamps from Technique Tuesday and sprinkled some rhinestones over the page. Christmas should be blingy, don't you think? ;)
The December and January covers are not finished yet. I'm finishing up tonight and start putting my plans down this weekend. Oh, I can't wait! There's isn't any organizational task that's sweeter than Christmas planning! :D
Here's some of the supplies that I used for these pages:
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