Happy Planner as Christmas Notebook

Discussion in 'The Happy Planner' started by Gingerbug, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. Gingerbug

    Gingerbug Administrator

    For years I've used a Christmas Countdown Notebook (its red with a clear front so I added an insert. Its worked pretty well but since I bought a second Happy Planner I decided to use the last three months of 2015 to create a disc bound Christmas planner.

    I'll try to post pics a little later....

    I have really simplified the plans as life changes and its good to re evaluate what you need....:) Fro example I stopped sending cards a couple of years ago. Sometimes I miss it but mostly not.

    I am using October-December monthly calendars and week sections for the holiday cleaning and prep things I want to accomplish each month and then I created the following sections:

    Gifts
    Stocking Stuffers
    24 Day Gifts
    Elf Plans
    Baking Plans
    Party Plans

    December Daily: This is a larger section where I put 25 pages to create my December Daily journal/art journal this year. I didn't do very well with this last year so hope to improve this year!

    That way I have ALL of my stuff in ONE place....pictures later as my phone is acting up on me again. (ugh)
     
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  2. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Gingerbug, that planner sounds really interesting. I would love to have a look if you get a chance to post photos.
     
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  3. Gingerbug

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  4. Gingerbug

    Gingerbug Administrator

    That's the cover of the Christmas Planner (Happy Planner style). I bought the cover for a dollar off of a seller but if you have a laminator they are pretty easy to make yourself or I am thinking about picking up some clear contact paper or taking some to like Office Max or somewhere to pay for laminating. Next I'll show you the monthly view for October. I haven't journal on the side bar yet!

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  5. Gingerbug

    Gingerbug Administrator

    This is one of the weekly view pages...I am trying to put house stuff in the top box, Christmas prep in the second and to journal a memory from "Christmas Past" in the bottom box.

    The side bar on each weekly view is going to be lists. Not to do list but favorites lists and all of that...you know how lists are all the rage now. This first one is favorite cookies.

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  6. Gingerbug

    Gingerbug Administrator

    There are three months in the front of the planner. I must say I haven't done a very good job of keeping up with the daily stuff for October but its still listed and as I have time I go back and mark things off even if they are not completed on that exact date. Here is the back of the planner with the sections for gifts, stocking stuffers etc.

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  7. Gingerbug

    Gingerbug Administrator

    The very last part is the December Daily pages. I did a great job with this for a couple of years and then not so good at all the last two years so I am hoping keeping this right in my planner will help. I have started pre decorating some pages to get a head of the game and then can journal or add stuff each day.

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  8. Gingerbug

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    Here are the predecorated pages for Dec. 1st and 2nd. I also added some old Christmas card fronts as inserts (that's the snowman) so I have more room for writing (you can write on the back of the card.

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  10. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    Wow, that turned out fantastic!
     
  11. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Gingerbug, that is amazing. Well done. I am certainly impressed.
     
  12. Gingerbug

    Gingerbug Administrator

    I loved using the Happy Planner as my Christmas planner and journal but I don't think I'll use one again in 2016. I am really trying to simplify Christmas and to do so I need a simple planner also...Not sure what that is going to look like.....I fell behind on everything in 2015....just like I always seem to....but hopefully I'll come back and post some finished pages soon.
     
  13. DebbiGall

    DebbiGall Santa's Elves

    Ginger I'm not seeing any pictures?
     
  14. Lolwlias

    Lolwlias Active Member

    :( How come I cannot see them?
     
  15. DebbiGall

    DebbiGall Santa's Elves

    I couldn't find them on her blog either? :(
     
  16. DebbiGall

    DebbiGall Santa's Elves

    bumping up to the top
     

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