Every year I tell myself that I'm not going to let the holiday's stress me out and I'm not going to get carried away in the spending spree that Christmas often invokes upon us.
Yet, each year, I get more and more stressed. I have less dollars to spend, kids who as they grow, so does the price of their gifts, and less time it seems to accomplish all the preparations of our home for the holidays.
Over the years, I've compiled lists of guiding me through the holidays. To help me keep track of my spending, the people i need to buy gifts for, sending out Christmas cards, planning my Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners, and even planning out my New Year's day.
I've got list for online and catalog shopping, handmade gifts, mailing gifts, and grocery lists.
A few weeks ago, I sat in my MOPS group listening to the women praise how lists have helped build their self-esteem and give them that feeling of accomplishment. Even if it means writing down something they've already done and crossing it off for the day.
This holiday season, I'd like to share with all of you my Holiday Planner. It's FREE!
You can go to www.mrschadt.com/freebies.aspx and print it out.
I've also added a link to it on this blog.
Let me know what you think, and how your holiday's went.
Wishing you a joyful, family filled, holiday.