Looking ahead to HGP 2017...

Discussion in 'Holiday Grand Plan' started by AuntJamelle, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    In about a month it will be the end of August...just pause to let THAT sink in! :)

    The last Sunday is August is usually the start date of the HGP which this year would be August 27th...

    The website has not been updated with the 2017 calendar yet and as I think about it - wasn't there a thread on here somewhere last year about how the HGP wasn't going to be run like normal on the web anymore? I've been trying to search this site for that thread and couldn't find it.

    I still plan to run with the HGP - all the weekly info is still available on the website for viewing or download. I don't usually user the printable forms so that won't make much difference to me if those don't get updated. If you are someone that loves the forms we may have to brainstorm about that!

    What do you guys remember? Did I dream this announcement last year? lol
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  2. Minta

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  3. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    I use portions of the HGP in my Spring cleaning/lead up to Christmas plans.
    I think that I have most things written in the planner, I have been stocking up on cleaning supplies so that I have everything I need to complete my jobs.
    Will start as soon as the weather heats up a little, usually by September 1st.
    One of my most favourite times of the year.
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  4. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the link Minta! I knew there was something out there somewhere!

    I'm game to help post weekly threads - or assist with doing it if someone else wants to take the lead. As long as the site stays up we can link to the appropriate weeks and just have the current dates listed in our threads?

    I could also work on downloading the content so if worst case - the site breaks or is taken offline we can free lance things? Would that be okay? i wouldn't duplicate the content on my own website, just have copies to be shared in our threads?
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  5. Minta

    Minta Administrator Staff Member

    I already started printing out several of the weekly forms as I am hoping that will help me stay on track. I may not follow 100% along as I will rearrange some weeks to better fit my schedule. Plus I think I am going to delegate some of the easier chores listed to the kids :)
  6. jollykelly

    jollykelly Active Member

    I was just thinking about the plans as well. I usually do the HHP plan, but I am thinking this year I may incorporate some aspects of the HGP as well. Of course, I say this before anything has started! I may feel differently 8 weeks in. sigh
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  7. Minta

    Minta Administrator Staff Member

    I just saw this FB post and it made me happy and excited ....

    "A Special Message--and Good News!--From Cynthia!

    Hello, dear Christmas friends. It's me, Cynthia--the warm body behind this Facebook page ... and a whole lot more. With "Christmas in July" upon us, it's time for me to check in and let everyone know about plans for the upcoming holiday season.

    Bottom line: I have decided to postpone my retirement, and will continue to publish all the holiday plans, printables, recipes and crafts again for another year or three.

    That being said? Prepare for some changes! I'm careening into the season late, unprepared, and with a number of tech challenges to solve before the holiday plans get underway.

    In the next three weeks, I'll be gearing up and getting organized to kick off our holiday prep activities with a bang. As I work, I'll pop in to let the community know what I'm doing, and to get your feedback.

    So bear with me; I'm returning to the job and looking forward to an organized, joyous holiday season with ALL my friends here on OC."
  8. housewife2

    housewife2 Well-Known Member

    thank you for all you do. looking fwd to seeing everything
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  9. HouseElf

    HouseElf Well-Known Member

    Yep, it's July and time to think about HGP :)
    I've been adding my HGP checklist/ plan into my day planner - as I carry it with me always, otherwise I may forget what and where I am supposed to be! Looking forward to the deep clean my house needs!
  10. tanya

    tanya Well-Known Member

    I usually do my version of the HHP with a few weeks changed around to suit my home and school finish/ holidays. I also do a few bits from the HGP as well.
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  11. farmerswife

    farmerswife Active Member

    Looking forward to the start of the plans, although I haven't decided which one I will do this year. Most of the time I do a combination of the two. HGP & HHP. Happy Rudolph Day!!!
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  12. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    That is great news from CEO!!! So happy!
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  13. missjane

    missjane Well-Known Member

    I've been thinking about this for several weeks, too. I remembered Cynthia saying she was retiring and am joyful to hear that she's going to continue. I do a combination of the two and adjust it to fit what I need to get done. There are only 2 or 3 of the forms I print, but my printer currently isn't working. I need to find time to do that before we leave for Florida next Saturday.
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  14. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    I would love to link up to the FB page so that I can tag along. Please can someone point me in the right direction to find it?
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  15. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Found it.....means i can follow along with all the fun.
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  16. MinnieCo

    MinnieCo Well-Known Member

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  17. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    Wow! I'm so glad I read through this thread. Good news from CEO! I tend to use HHP with elements of HGP.
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  18. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

  19. jollykelly

    jollykelly Active Member

    I say go for it AJ! I am excited, I follow the HHP plan, but this year I am going to add in more of the HGP. Thanks for the link!
  20. Skippy1707

    Skippy1707 Member

    I think I might print them out this year and stick them to the cupboards or make a weekly notice about the room Im tackling - wishful thinking that others in the house might help out then! Ive no doubt my 7 year old would help but Im not sure if she would actually be more help or hindrance! but I can still wish!

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