Get organized for Christmas with this Christmas planning checklist based on the Christmas Countdown organizing plan by Cynthia Townley Ewer:

  • Brainstorm holiday gift ideas. Use a gift ideas planner to record personal information.
  • Review holiday budget and master gift list. Establish spending limits for holiday gifts.
  • Plan any handmade gifts, and schedule gift-making sessions on the calendar
  • Place catalog or internet gift orders, and track packages as they're received.
  • Shop for any remaining gifts. Save receipts in case of returns.
  • Wrap gifts.
  • Package send-away gifts for shipping
  • Mail send-away gifts by December 10 to ensure delivery before Christmas.