My little holiday book

Linked to:
Thrifty Decor Chick
Organize Your Stuff Now
The Nester "What's Your Secret"?

   I shared with you that I am organized & pretty much enjoy organizing any & everything.  A couple of years ago I bought this little journal at Michael's for a buck, knowing exactly what I wanted to use it for.  This is where I keep all the info I need for making our holidays run smoothly.   My holiday schedule starts with Fall and goes through New Years Day, so every thing I need to keep track of is contained within this book.  It has enough pages to hold 3 or 4 years worth of info including a few photos of displays taken around our home.  I simply divided it up using those sticky tabs for the current year.  My labels include:
The Year, Family & Friends gift list, Gifts & Goodies to make, Decorating ideas, & a Timeline.  I also attached an envelope to the inside back cover to hold receipts through the season.  For those who are really into technology, you may prefer to use your computers, IPads, or multi-faceted phones to house this info.  But for me, I love having this book that I can toss in my purse when I'm out and about or grab while I'm  watching TV.  I never know where or when I'm going to get some great idea for a gift or a decorating project.  I also like having the photos from years past as just a reminder of what I did (sometimes but rarely do the same thing twice).  Below are a few pics just to give you an idea of how I use this book.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Hope you enjoy!


  1. What an incredible idea. I just fly by the seat of my pants, and that's not a good thing. Keeping such a detailed journal is such a great plan. You definitely are organized. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  2. I see you are a new blogger. Welcome to blogland. I am so thrilled you linked up so I could find your blog. Hugs, Marty

  3. Wonderful idea! I like that you put pictures in it.

    I have something similar for food prep around the home for the holidays. Everyone usually comes to my home for Thanksgiving so I keep track of what I bought and if it was enough, any new recipes I try and like, etc. I also make candy as gifts for the holiday and I keep track of what I gave and how many batches and so forth.

  4. Hi! I just found your blog through Marty's and wanted to say welcome to the world of Blogging! It is such a fun thing and you will meet some wonderful folks along the way. I absolutely love your Christmas Book idea and I'm definitely going to be borrowing it...the idea, not the book! :-)
    Hope to see more of you here in blogland. I host a little Linky Party each week called Inspiration Friday and I'd love to see you there sometime!
    P.S. I'm a new follower!

  5. I love you holiday book. I prefer writing everything down too. Thanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday.

  6. Will definately use this idea for next year! I bet it is very helpful!



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