Week #1 to an Organized & Fun-Filled Christmas!


This is Week 1 of my 8 week organizational plan and we are Getting Organized this week!

I hope you’ve been able to get your Christmas Holiday Planner in a binder this week and are ready to start planning – here we go!!

If you haven’t purchased the Christmas Holiday Planner  and started your holiday planning, now is a great time to do so!  Click the button on the right to purchase, print off the planner and check back here at Inkingoutofthebox during the next 8 weeks as we get ready for Christmas!

But before we start organizing…here’s a card…to get us in the mood…

I created this card for my annual Christmas Card Class which is this week.  I created 10 different cards for the class and this is just one of my favorites of the bunch!  I used the Snow Festival DSP pack from the Holiday Catalogue for color suggestions and patterns.  I also used the Scentsational Season stamp set and matching framelits along with the new Window Frames Framelit and 2 1/2″ circle punch.

Now, back to our Christmas planning…

One of your tasks this week is to start calendaring your December month (Family Calendar Page of the planner).  Yes, it is only October right now, BUT it’s important to get an idea of how busy the month of December will be for you NOW!

Schedule in things that you know are already happening.  Things like piano or music lessons, sport practices and games, annual parties you attend, evening work shifts, etc.

Then, I want you to start a list of activities/events you want to schedule this year.  Maybe you’d like to host a Christmas Open House for your neighbours and friends or maybe you’d like to host a Gingerbread House party for your children and their friends or cousins.  However long or short, detailed or vague your list is, it’s important to start thinking about your December calendar NOW. 

This activity is going to ensure you fit every activity in that is important to you and your family, as well as prevent you from becoming over committed this December!!  So get out your family calendar and start writing!







  1. Doris says:

    This card stopped me in my tracks as I was perusing Splitcoast Stampers, this morning. My favourite part is how you defined the sky and ground behind your Christmas Tree. Genius! Have a great time with your Christmas Card Class!!

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