Organised for Christmas? If your reaction is more a shriek of horror rather than a confident nod, then don't despair as Marissa from Beautifully Organised might just be able to save you with her fabulous Make Christmas Easy Christmas Planner. I have asked Marissa to pop over and tell us all about the Planner for any of you that might need a little helping hand...
Q. Thanks for being here Marissa! Please tell us what made you decide to create a Christmas Planner?
A. Over the past couple of years I noticed a pattern with my friends and clients who are mums - more and more of them were getting stressed about Christmas simply because they felt like they didn't have enough time to get ready for it! We're already so busy juggling work, family, housework and social commitments - adding Christmas on top of all that was leaving a lot of mums overwhelmed and feeling like no matter how hard they worked or how late they stayed up every night, they just couldn't get on top of it all!
Christmas was feeling more like hard work than a time of peace and happiness..
Q. How does the Make Christmas Easy Planner work?
A. It's a downloadable file, so you just print it out from your computer at home, pop it into an A4 folder, and fill it out. It covers everything - Christmas card and gift lists, meal planning and grocery lists, even fun things like filling in your favourite Christmas traditions so you don't forget to do them.
The idea of the planner is to make your Christmas as easy as possible by not forgetting anything you need to do - it's all written down in one place, so it's easy to refer to and you can do your Christmas preparation step by step in the weeks leading up to Christmas Day.
You can either work through it at your own pace, picking out the checklists most important to you, or you can follow along with the weekly Christmas planning prompts at MakeChristmasEasyPlanner.com and do the whole thing with my support as you go.
Q. We're only a couple of weeks away from Christmas now - have we left it too late to organise Christmas this year?
A. It's never too late to get organised for Christmas! The beauty of the planner is that it's simple, but effective - you can complete each step in around a half hour. So even if you're just starting now, it won't take you long to catch up and get everything on track. Even if you only had a few days left till Christmas, using a planner would still help you get more done in that time than not having a tool to guide you at all. The planner helps you remember what you have already done and what's left to do, so you don't waste time trying to figure out what you are up to with your Christmas preparation.
Special Price? Please!!!
Thanks for that Marissa!! So there you have it, with the help of the planner you might just have this Christmas malarkey down pat for this year!!
If you are interested in purchasing the Christmas Planner, Marrissa is kindly offering my readers a 50% discount to purchase by entering the code word MERRYCHRISTMAS in to the checkout field. To purchase simply head over to the website.
What about a freebie? Pretty, pretty please!!!
Yes one lucky reader is going to be lucky enough to be receiving this for FREE as part of a giveaway on the blog.
Now I realise that with Chrissie less than 2 weeks away (gulp), that you want to get moving on this ASAP, so this competition will be short and sweet and entry is right here on the blog for 48 hours only, it will kick off tomorrow first thing and will run until 0900am AEDST on Friday 14th December, so the lucky winner will have all weekend to plan Christmas out!
See you back here for entry tomorrow!!!