The free holiday planner is back for 2022 to help you plan what YOU want to do to lessen your stress and reclaim the joy of the season! Choose the pages that will help guide you in approaching the months of November and December mindfully, deciding what's most important to you and your family.
Although I'm a tad bit later this year, the Holiday Planner for 2022 is ready for you to download!
This is the sixth year I've offered the planner with the hope that it will help you to plan, clarify, and enjoy the season, no matter what is happening around you.
The planner has not changed much from the previous year and still includes all the planning pages you love as well as the pretty printable menus and calendars - a full 30 pages completely free for all An Oregon Cottage subscribers!
Holiday Planner For November & December
What pages are included?
- Pretty cover you can use from year-to-year.
- 2-page Getting Started Guide that provides printing tips and how to set up a binder as well as tips for using the planner
- 9-week countdown checklist to keep you on track through November and December.
- Undated Monthly calendars for November and December to get the big picture of your schedule and events.
- Activity Wish List - brainstorm what you all want to do and then pick the most important to you.
- Week Before Thanksgiving Checklist - this includes a time line for cooking your turkey, which is super helpful - you'll want this!
- Baking List for planning what to bake and when.
- Holiday Traditions to list and remember favorite foods, shows, and activities.
- Generic Party Planner Page for any other entertaining you want to do.
- Gift Record to track what, how much, and when wrapped.
- Holiday Card Tracker which can be used from year to year to remember.
- Holiday Thank You Tracker to help remember this important part of gift receiving.
- Blank Page to add whatever you want to remember (journal, favorite recipes, budgeting, etc.)
- General holiday season To-Do List.
- Holiday Weekly Meal Plan pages for your regular meals through the holidays (TIP: plan to keep these meals simple!).
- Holiday Activity List Ideas - a page to inspire your brainstorming sessions with your family. Choose a few to add to your customized activity list.
- Favorite Holiday Recipes for all those non-baking recipes you want to keep track of and remember year-to-year.
Holiday Planner FAQ
Honestly, I don't and I don't think you have to, either! My goal is always to provided a wide range of options and usefulness.
If you don't have parties, plan activities with kids, or send cards, don't use those pages (hand raised for the card page...).
My hope is that you will pick and choose the pages that will help make your season go smoother so that you can concentrate on what is important to you. Use it to talk with your loved ones about what is truly important during the holiday season and what is just added noise.
Well, obviously I think so! But here's An Oregon Cottage reader who thinks so, too:
I love that the holiday planner keeps me organized all in one place instead of having notes all over my house. I also like that the planner puts me at ease knowing that I will not forget anything over the holidays since there is so much to remember!-Kristin
Combine with the Gift Planner
This planner coordinates with the holiday gift planner, also included in the Subscriber Library, which helps you plan and track your handmade and store bought gifts and ideas.
PRO TIP: Create a binder for your holiday planner and then simply add the gift planner as a section in your binder!
There is a simple gift record included in the holiday planner if you don't want to use the full the gift planner - it's totally up to you to choose!
As usual, the full holiday planner is free for subscribers to An Oregon Cottage's weekly newsletter!
The Holiday Planner can be found in the VIP Subscriber Library, along with other great printables to help you live a simple homemade life like:
- Gardening Journal
- Recipe collections
- Seasonal dinner menus eBook
- Preserving record binder
- Gardening Guides
- and more!
Sign up here to access all of these (or any form on the page) and never miss any delicious whole food recipes, easy DIY projects, and doable organic gardening tips!
More Ways to Help Make your holidays Better
- Free Printable Holiday Gift Planner to Put the Joy Back Into Gifting
- Easy Gift Wrapping System + How to Wrap a Box with a Lid (key to system)
- 31 Days of Handmade Gifts for Christmas, Birthdays & More
- Favorite Things Gift Guides Series
- Christmas Recipes
- Christmas Decorating & Crafts
Let me know if you use this and how - tag me on Instagram or upload a picture to the site's Facebook page to show me how this is working for you!
Just wanted to let you know something I noticed recently about your website. I usually have your site in my bookmarks with the blog view (anoregoncottage.com/blog) on my computer and phone so I can always see your newest post. But lately I do not see recent posts (a couple of weeks old) and the first post is different on each device. If I go to your home page, I can see new/current posts and when I scroll down those 3 posts and click the button to scroll thru all blog posts, it picks up at your 9/22 post on my computer and the 10/22 post on my phone. Weird right?
Thanks for mentioning that, Barbara - I wouldn't have know that, but it did it for me, too.
I'm planning a bit of a redesign, so I'll mention it to my developer and see if we can't figure out what is going on. 🙂
I look forward to getting the Holiday Planner. Only thing is that I must resign up for your website. What I am worried about is getting multiple e-mails from you.
I checked and my email provider shows you as a confirmed subscriber, Mary - you don't need to sign up again to get this - it's waiting for you in the Subscriber Library! Find any email from me and at the bottom will be the link to the library and password to get in. Let me know if you have any issues!
Hope your trip east was lovely. We used to go to Cincinnati for back to school shopping when I was a kid. (We lived in KY--approx. half way between Cincinnati and Lexington. The trees are BEAUTIFUL back home. I hope you weren't too late to see them!
We did get to see the colors, Rina - you're right, amazing! They have so many deciduous trees it's just gorgeous.
Lynn Cecil says
Thanks so much, Jami.....I love your kindness and generosity. AND, your ideas!
Oh, thank you for your sweet words, Lynn!