Anyone else famous for pulling together Christmas at the last minute? This is my wheelhouse, and every year I say I am never doing it again.
I actually think that I might keep that promise to myself this year, by using this free printable Christmas to-do list!
I am sure you have noticed emptier shelves at the stores, and items taking longer to ship.
This is NOT the year to try to pull it together at the last minute (I say to myself).
We know that planning ahead relieves some of the stress of the holiday hustle, and gives you time to actually enjoy the Christmas season and make your own health and wellbeing a priority during a stressful time of year.
Christmas Planner Printables
So let’s do it! Let’s get started on getting our Christmas ducks (geese?) in a row in advance so there’s time to do all those fun things we like to do, light drive around and look at lights, and bake Christmas cookies with the kids.
Crossing things off our list a little at a time adds up in a big way when you start realizing there are only so many shopping days until Christmas.
Christmas Prep List
Use this free printable Christmas prep list as a guide to get the ball rolling on what is best to get done early, and what you want to wait until closer to Christmas to tackle.
If you have traditions or to-dos to add to my list, the printable includes a blank sheet with spots to fill in for October, November, and December.
Christmas Planner Free Printable
This might be a good place to list out some of the Christmas cookie recipes you want to try, too! These Raspberry Jelly Thumbprints include only 4 ingredients and are one of my absolute favorites.
Some of the things to do earlier on are to get your Christmas card picture, and plan your holiday calendar.
Need wrapping paper? Figure that out now while it’s easy to find in stores.
With some of the predicted shortages, I am planning to get shopping done early (please let it actually happen…lol), and buy my baking supplies in advance.
Christmas To Do List Printable
By early November you should have ordered your advent calendar, and inventoried your supplies. I just picked up a big pack of Scotch tape at Costco last weekend, because I know I’ll be looking for it in December.
If you like to build gingerbread houses, pick one up early. Last year, I couldn’t find one in December.
Make a list of deals you specifically want to look for on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I have a few gift ideas in mind that I’d like to buy on sale, and this is when I always get my daily planner from Plum Paper for the following year.
I try to reserve December for finishing up my shopping and doing the fun things like looking at lights, going to Christmas shows, snuggling up with hot chocolate and Christmas stories, and visiting with friends and family.
December is Christmas cookie baking month, too!
Use the form below to claim your free Christmas to-do list printable. I’ll email it to you, and you start making a dent in your prep. Wishing you a merry, and stress-free, Christmas!