So, I kind of forgot that Thanksgiving is next week.
In my defense, I was traveling last week, visiting my sister and her family and newborn, taking my 18-month-old on a plane and two 6+-hour car trips. It was a busy time, OK?
Plus, it’s just us this year. We’re not traveling to visit family and we won’t be having any guests at our house. Planning Thanksgiving dinner for two and a half people is not terribly taxing.
BUT, I know that some of you will be hosting dozens of your closest friends and family, or traveling hundreds of miles to gather around the same table—whether that will be for Thanksgiving or Christmas or Hanukkah or another reason entirely. So I thought I would put together a list of some of the best FREE holiday planners I could find to keep us all on track this season!
- Organized Home has the granddaddy of all Christmas planner lists with calendars, checklists, housekeeping schedules and so on. You can download their Holiday Grand Plan to get on top of everything.
- The Thrifty Couple has three great planners for getting your holiday budget in order, including a page for gifts, travel and party planning.
- Real Simple has a plethora of good printable checklists, including one for a make-ahead Thanksgiving, holiday cards, and their “Ultimate Christmas Countdown Checklist.”
- The Project Girl has some lovely printables for planning your holiday meals, complete with shopping list.
- Eighteen 25 has a very cute and craftable Christmas planner made from a composition notebook with free printables.
- Bella Caiden has a very comprehensive set of nice planner pages to download, as well as instructions for how to use them.
- And, one of my personal favorites is the handmade holiday organizer from Giver’s Log.
So, are you feeling a little more organized? Leave me a note and let me know your favorite organizational tip for the holidays!