Week by week Christmas Planner

Grab our FREE printable Christmas planner for your week by week early Christmas planning checklist. Newly update for 2017. This is your way to have a stress-free run up to Christmas, with weekly checklist actions to tick off. Make sure you arrive at Christmas Day feeling excited rather than exhausted, by downloading our Christmas Planner and starting to use it from today! #ChristmasPlanning #ChristmasPlanner #FreePrintables #Christmas2017

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Use the week-by-week free Christmas planner linked to in this post to help you plan Christmas in as stress-free a way as possible. Use the planner to help save you time, money and reduce your stress-levels. 

 

Week by week Christmas Planner

Are you in need of a free Christmas planner?

Look no further!

I’ve put together a really simple, week-by-week Christmas planner to help you plan every step of the way to Christmas day.

Don’t worry if you’ve found this post closer to Christmas than the planner start date of 1 October.

You will still find it a useful way to break down all the tasks that need to be covered off between now and 25th December.

 

The ultimate Christmas planner

So here it is.

My week-by-week, sanity-saving, Christmas planner.

I’ve developed the planner over the years, so it is tried and tested!

The planner is broken down into manageable chunks.

This stops the paralysis caused by worrying and trying to do everything at once.

I have added the planner list to Cozi, the free family organiser I use.

It’s super easy to set up the basic list and then flesh out detail of what to buy and make as I go along.

If you’re a regular reader you’ll know I always shout about the wonders of Cozi.

It is one of those “OMG how did I survive without you products!”.

To give it a go, check it out here .

Free Christmas planner to download

I’ve also created a free printable download version of the Planner version. It’s all on one sheet, so super easy to use. Grab your free printable download here.

Anyway I hope my Christmas Planner helpa you.

I’ve included links to useful Mums Make Lists Christmas tips posts in it.

Week by Week Christmas Planner

October

Week 1
Week 2
  • Plan what you are going to eat
  • Write a bakery and grocery list
  • Work out what to buy early for freezer
  • Write a craft plan for decorations
Week 3
Week 4

  • Book online food deliveries
  • Order any scarce presents
  • Clear out cupboards and freezer
  • Start looking for offers on grocery list
 

November

Week 1
  • Buy Christmas stamps
  • Book pantomime and / or Christmas shows
  • Book Santa Claus visit
Week 2
  • Write card list
  • Update addresses
  • Buy / create photo cards and gifts
Week 3
Week 4

December

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
  • Last post for cards and parcels
  • Clear out cupboards and freezer (again)
  • Buy final non-perishable food
  • Wrap presents
December

22nd



  • Buy / collect perishable food
  • Buy / pick flowers
  • Final baking
  • Final decorations

So there you have it, a Christmas Planner that should save you from the depths of Christmas planning misery!!!

You may even find you begin to enjoy it…

Don’t forget to pin this post so you can refer back to it as the weeks until Christmas fade away.

Plus don’t forget to check out our Christmas Planning section for loads more Christmas inspiration.

The Easy Christmas dinner menu has a really simple but delicious menu you can use to plan your Christmas dinner. 

Grab our FREE printable Christmas planner for your week by week early Christmas planning checklist. Newly update for 2017. This is your way to have a stress-free run up to Christmas, with weekly checklist actions to tick off. Make sure you arrive at Christmas Day feeling excited rather than exhausted, by downloading our Christmas Planner and starting to use it from today! #ChristmasPlanning #ChristmasPlanner #FreePrintables #Christmas2017

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Grab our FREE printable Christmas planner for your week by week early Christmas planning checklist. Newly update for 2017. This is your way to have a stress-free run up to Christmas, with weekly checklist actions to tick off. Make sure you arrive at Christmas Day feeling excited rather than exhausted, by downloading our Christmas Planner and starting to use it from today! #ChristmasPlanning #ChristmasPlanner #FreePrintables #Christmas2017

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Easy Christmas Marshmallow Craft Recipes for Kids

Christmas crafts for kids to make! Here are ten super easy Christmas crafts for kids to make on their own - or with minimal help. We've got paper based crafts, Christmas card and decoration ideas. There's also a lovely lolly stick idea and one using pipe cleaners. My favourite's involve scented salt dough and play dough. Take a peak and see what you can get your kids making this Christmas time - the beauty of these easy crafts is that busy mums can set their kids up and then get on with Christmas preparations in peace! #ChristmasCraftsForKids

Christmas Crafts to Keep Kids Occupied

We turn to our curation of Christmas Washi tape ideas time and again for inspiration to create everything from Christmas Washi tape cards to Washi tape wall trees. The craft ideas are all really easy, simple enough even for kids to make them on their own. My favourites are the washi tape Christmas tree decoration made from a cookie cutter and the door wreath. The Washi tape advent calendars are super cool and relatively simple to make.Washi tape Christmas baubles are really striking if you choose your patterns well, you don't have to go with Christmas themed tape, choose a bright coloured Washi tape theme or a sparkly one. Take a look and see what you would like to make. #ChristmasWashiTape

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Christmas wreaths are the loveliest way to welcome Christmas into your home for the holiday season. But DIY Christmas wreath making? What if you have no time and you're just not very good at craft? Fear not. It can be easy. We've put together a how to make curation of 5 DIY Christmas wreath making video tutorials. Each tutorial features an easy to make Christmas wreath. There's a burlap wreath, a glittery pine cone wreath, a natural wreath, a Christmas bauble wreath and my favourite, a wreath made from coloured craft paper! Plan your Christmas wreath making now, with this inspirational list #ChristmasWreath

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Christmas Food and Drink

Christmas Crock-Pot slower cooker drinks are an easy way to create an amazing hot alcoholic or warming hot chocolate drink for your guests during the holiday period. You just pop the ingredients in the Crock-pot and leave the pot to do the work, whilst you do other things! We've put together a curation of recipes for making delicious alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, such as peppermint hot chocolate, apple cider, mulled wine, spiced cider, hot toddies and gingerbread lattes. #CrockPot

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Gift Ideas

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Hello, I'm Luci, Editor of Mums Make Lists. MML is full of creative tips I’ve put together to bring calm and balance to the lives of busy mums and their families.

25 thoughts on “Week by week Christmas Planner”

  1. Sorry, but that very first item on the first week? I SO WISH! The problem with making decisions like that is it relies so much on other people having made their decisions and that ain’t happening around here, sigh. Oh well, we can only try.

  2. I have already started Xmas shopping (a few months ago in the John Lewis sale actually) and have diligently entered them in my planner. I love Christmas, so the earlier the better for me!

  3. Thank you for the Linky Option! I added my first post in my Christmas Organization series at http://www.mompaperscissors.com Love your list and how simple it is!! 🙂 (Oh-and my family was laughing at me this week as I confirmed addresses for Christmas cards. They won’t be laughing when I’m all ready for Christmas before December even comes!! haha)

  4. Love your list, and it was a huge hit at the party last week. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. You had one of the top views at the party from last week!

    I will be back to add my Christmas links, too!

    Hope you are having a fabulous weekend. 🙂
    XO
    Kathy

  5. I am not really ready to think about Christmas yet, but having this list will help keep me more organized. Thanks for sharing this at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. I am sharing this in my Top 10 Favorites post that goes live on Monday morning!

  6. I love all things Christmas! My goal is to be more organized this year. I love how you tackle EVERYTHING Christmas related to try and make less work later on. It’s my sons first birthday the week before Christmas so the more I do now the better.

    I just wrote a guide on how to get Christmas presents in bulk for cheaper. I am almost done and it’s mid-September! That makes Christmas so much less stressful!

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  7. This is a great plan but I’ve heard some people shop boxing day sales in preparation of next Christmas and the reps fly out and source from one for the next. If you are creative then mid summer is a starting point. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Wow, you are super organised. I don’t even think about Christmas until December. I remember a couple of years ago, I decided to be organised. By the time December came I had all the presents bought and wrapped and the cards written out. It totally spoilt the build up the Christmas, and I vowed never to do it again lol #TheList
    Debbie

  9. Yes! I LOVE THIS! I am such an organised person, this suits me perfectly. I’ve already started planning lists of presents and working out how I’m going to tackle it this year, setting aside a budget etc. But this list is perfect. Definitely bookmarking! Thank you for sharing it. xx #thelist

  10. I love getting organised for christmas, I need to get on with planning, usually I have abit more of an idea of what I will get the kids, but I am struggling for ideas this year.

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