Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Tackle it Tuesday

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

This is my very first tackle, so I thought in honor of the upcoming season I'd take care of my holiday journal.

My holiday journal houses everything I need to make sure the season goes as smoothly as possible including:
  • My annual budget with everything broken down by how much I have for each family member, number of gifts I intend to buy for that person, alloted amount of money I plan to spend on decorations, (which this year, is a lot since we're starting all over again.) Christmas dinner expenses, and then an added "emergency fund".
  • A list for everyone I intend to buy gifts. Complete with where to get each item on the lists. This is a very handy thing to have when you're out shopping. Especially when you have your mind set on getting someone something, only to find out it's sold out everywhere you go. All you have to do is look at the list and pick another option!
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner/brunch Menus
  • Recipes for everything I plan on cooking.
  • Address List for everyone I plan on sending cards too
  • Address list for everyone who sends us cards
  • List of people to send "Thank You" cards too complete with reason for thanks and address for card.
  • Pocket for stamps, festive holiday stickers, address lables, and mailing lables
I started this on Saturday by sitting down with both boys and writing out their Christmas lists, and finished it this morning after picking up a package of adorable stickers for my Christmas card enevelopes.

I may take the time and pretty it up a little bit, but all the main stuff is in there.

I will post pictures of it soon.

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Erna said...

Please let me know when you get the pictures up. This sounds like a great idea! Wow, you are one organized person! All set for the season! Way to go!

Jennifer Sprague, All Natural Mommies said...

WOW - what a WONDERFUL idea - I had never thought of arranging it that way - but GREAT idea! I think I might just steal it :) Hope you dont mind!

Lore Sanchez-Zurita said...

What a great idea! Christmas gets to hectic sometimes that a list for everything and some before hand planning sounds like a saver!! Congrats on your first Tackle!

FruitfulSpirit said...

That is organization! I was that way once in my very young days! Wonderful tackle, and I do want to see pictures!

Fruit Of The Spirit

Angee said...

What a great list! I am going to copy it, I hope that is ok with you. :) i love your blog I am surrounded by boys too, one little one (4), one half grown (14!!) and then my big one - he is a Tim too.
It is nice to meet you. :)

Lifecruiser said...

That sounds really organized of you. I'm truly impressed. It's a great holiday tackle list :-)

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janice said...

WOW - am I impressed! You are so organized!

SO great to have you tackling with us - it is nice to meet you. I LOVE your blog name - it is perfect! :)

April said...

Thanks for all the great comments. I will make sure to get pictures up in time for the next "Tackle it Tuesday"