Monthly Archives: October 2014

Christmas Checklist - October

Enjoy the holiday season: October Checklist

The holiday season will be here before you know it.  Would you like to enjoy the season a little more this year?  Consider getting a head start by doing some things during the month of October.  We’ve put together a checklist of items you can do ahead of time.

Things to Do Ahead of Time

  • Update holiday card addresses; determine number of cards to send
  • Select holiday  cards
  • Print labels for cards
  • Take (or schedule a date to take) pictures for holiday card
  • Start a Christmas List for gifts to buy for family and friends
  • Set a budget
  • Take inventory for wrapping paper, bows and bags
  • Clear a shelf or area to store gifts purchased
  • Work on fall cleaning to avoid major cleaning right before Thanksgiving

Things to Buy

  • Shop for holiday outfits for children – buy early for selection
  • Order return address labels
  • Order holiday cards

Dates to Schedule in Your Calendar

  • Get tree
  • Decorate tree
  • Holiday party
  • Holiday activities: Santa Express Train; Picture taken with Santa

These are just a few things you can do ahead of time, to make your holiday season more enjoyable.

Be sure to print our October Checklist so that you stay organized.

Christmas Checklist - October

Christmas Checklists – October


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Christmas Shopping Lists

Fall Cleaning Checklists

How to Declutter Your Home – Once and For All

Simple ways to organize gift wrap paper and bows

Toolbox: Printable Address List Tracker

Need a few more Christmas ideas, organizational tips, or printables?  Click here to check out our special tab dedicated just for Christmas.