Tutorial: Christmas List Notebook

Small is beautiful, when it comes to this sweet notebook for Christmas lists! Pop this little sweetheart into purse or pocket to keep tabs on Christmas lists on the go.

Created by Lisa at the Poppy Paperie blog, this purse-sized project is easy to make with her photo tutorial. Based on an inexpensive mini-composition book, this project features vivid colors and sprightly design, right down to the secure closure and pen loop. Receipt envelopes and divider tabs complete the makeover, turning this tiny notebook into a Christmas organizer!

Nice job!

Christmas List Notebook from Poppy Paperie

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Christmas Planner to Christmas Album? Yes!

What's better than a D*I*Y Christmas planner? A Christmas planner that uses scraps from the paper stash and recycles itself into a Christmas album after the holiday season.

Check out this example of a ring-bound Christmas notebook from blogger Monika Wright. During the season, stock it with with printable Christmas pocket planner pages, and you have a scrappy Christmas planner for your organized Christmas. At season's end, replace planner pages with photos and journal entries for a clever, creative Christmas album!

Monika's tutorial takes you through construction of this nifty entry in the Christmas planner field. Check it out!

Monika's Christmas Planner / Christmas Album Tutorial

Perky Printables: Holiday Menu Planner, Shopping List and To-Do List

If you're looking for something a bit different to stock your Christmas planner, craft blogger Aly Stamps sparks Christmas cheer with these free printable Christmas lists!

Bright and colorful, they'll keep you on track for planning Christmas meals and menus, getting to don the To-Do list, and tackling holiday grocery shopping. (We love the "For Hubby to Do" entry on the To-Do list!)

Offered in .jpg format, you'll need to right-click each image and save it to your computer for printing--and be sure to have plenty of ink for these colorful creations. Check them out:

Some Christmas Lists For You


Tutorial: Design Your Christmas Planner

Ready to make a sweet and creative Christmas planner with help from design blog A Cherry On Top? Check out this fabulous tool for an organized Christmas!

With a page-by-page tutorial, you'll be guided through each step of creating and assembling this little book. While the project uses a Zutter Bind-It-All to assemble the planner, the ideas could be adapted for use in a composition book or loose-leaf format, too!

Pretty and practical. A winner!

Design A Christmas Planner

Pocket Planner Tutorial: Stampdoc Rocks!

Wondering how to make a Christmas pocket planner? Go from zero to sixty with this video tutorial from The Stamp Doc.

This Christmas pocket planner is built using a simple pocket folder, decorative paper and stamped embellishments. Back-to-school promotions are underway now, so check around to find pocket folders for as low as ten cents!

Then stock your planner with right-sized printable Christmas pocket planner pages ... and get organized for Christmas!

Lean and Lovely: Laurie's Christmas Notebook

christmas plannerBig binders aren't the only way to go when it comes to creating a Christmas notebook. Check out this slimmed down version from Laurie, who blogs at Thru My Cottage Door!

Built from a simple colored file folder, Laurie's Christmas planner features dimensional embellishments, patterned paper and perky ribbon loops. She's scaled her notebook to take Christmas pocket planner pages from Organized Christmas--and brought a whole new meaning to lean, mean holiday planning!

Take the tour:

Laurie's Christmas Notebook

Get Organized: A Christmas Planner Project

How about this beautiful entry in the creative Christmas planner category? Created by Sue at the C&T Publishing Blog, it's a fabulous example of creativity at work.

Sue's combined multiple products and crafting methods to create this lovely holiday organizer. Custom-sized pages, sewn construction and die-cut letters make this planner useful; an integrated small binder insert holds receipt envelopes firmly.

Use of durable cover materials such as cloth and twill tape means this binder will hold up to use much better than a paper-based Christmas planner.

Finally, a notable innovation: at season's end, Sue plans to turn this binder into a holiday memory book. She'll swap out organizing pages and replace them with Christmas photos and journaling. What a great idea!

Get Organized: a Christmas Planner Project

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