I know some of you are die hard holiday lovers. Others of us, not so much. But I think I have found something both of us will love.
It's called 100 Days to Christmas.
It's an eBook that can gently ease us into the holidays. Because, I don't know about you, but every year around October/November, I start putting pressure on myself to come up with all of these great ideas to make the holidays memorable and then I find myself wishing that they would just hurry up and be done.
Last year I strove to simplify the holidays so that they could actually be enjoyed. That means I only chose a few extra activities to do with the family so we weren't completely stressed and worn out over the holidays. (And by "we" I mean me!)
My goal is to make the holidays meaningful, but also enjoyable.
I think in the past what has overwhelmed me the most is that I know what I want my end goal to be, but just don't have a plan of action to make it happen. Having all of these unmet expectations has a way of weighing me down and making me feel defeated.
But, if I have a reasonable plan of action, I think I will have a sense of accomplishment and our family will have made great memories along the way without tons of added stress.
And here's what going to help me accomplish my goals in a well-thought out, reasonable way.
Jennifer, from Listplanit.com has recently released her new eBook called 100 Days to Christmas: Inspiration for a Busy Holiday Season.
Beginning September 16 (that's tomorrow!), Jennifer gives you day-by-day action steps to help you plan for a peaceful and meaningful holiday season. 100 Days to Christmas is a 145 page manual that includes a companion workbook containing 31 interactive lists from ListPlanIt.com to help you with gifts, cards, party and meal planning needs.
She includes menu planners, cleaning schedules, budgeting sheets, and even task lists that break your holiday planning down at a glance by month, weeks and days before the big event. What I found to be most helpful was looking at her "At a Glance" Calendars and then putting the tips that were applicable to me in my daily planner. That way everything was all in one place with my regular task lists.
If you are not organized for the holidays and find it creates a ton of stress in your life, this holiday planning guide will do wonders for you. If you thrive on organization and yet would love the paper end of the planning work done for you, this is for you, too!
100 Days to Christmas is reasonably priced at just $8, but you can click here to find out how to get 25% off the eBook.
Plus, eBook buyers will get a code for 25% off an annual membership to !
Do you like to preview something before you buy it? Me too! So, for an excerpt of the first 8 pages, including the table of contents, instructions for using this eBook, and Day #1, click here.
And for a little extra fun, join Jennifer's 100 Days to Christmas Facebook Party on Tuesday, September 16 from 9-10 PM EST.
It will be a time for meeting others who have similar interests, brainstorming together, and learning a few new things. Every 10 minutes there will be a new giveaway announced for you to enter, right then and there. Some of the prizes will be 100 Days to Christmas 2014 eBooks, a custom binder for your holiday planner, memberships to , an Amazon gift card to kick off your holiday shopping, and more!
I hope that having a tool like this will help you accomplish the goals you have for your upcoming holiday season but in a way that allows you to focus on the true meaning of each of those holidays.
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