Lists are useful for making sure you have all the details covered. No need to remember every detail because you have it captured on your list. You can be more productive with a list because it keeps you moving forward with each step.
Holiday lists keep you organized during the busy holiday season. Some are lists you keep all year and some are specific to this time of year. All require updating, some at the beginning of the season and some at the end of the season.
Here is a run down of the list of holiday lists that I keep.
|What is this list
and why use it?
|How to use this list effectively||
Month to use this list
|Holiday card list||Holiday card list for friends, family and colleagues||Add names to this list all year long. Update each January with additions and deletions||October|
|Gift list||Gift list for the holiday season, includes those who receive homemade treats||Update with items purchased all year and other items in gift closet||November|
|Holiday party and dinner guest lists||List of those attending your holiday party, Thanksgiving or your holiday dinner||Invite family and friends for holiday dinners. Guests like to know they are included early so as to make other arrangements if necessary.||November|
|Menu||List of items you are making for your holiday party and/or your holiday dinner||Create menu then create grocery list||December|
|Homemade treat list||List of items you are making as holiday treats||Review recipes and purchase containers. Make treats one weekend. Delivery treat the next week.||December|
|Travel list||List of travel plans by person||Review itineraries for travel and purchase travel arrangement. Share with your holiday hosts and other family members.||October|
|Packing list||List of what to pack to travel during the holidays||List your toiletries, attire, shoes, electronics, and other travel items. Add specific items for winter and holiday travel||All year, updated before winter travel|
|Contact list||Names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of family and friends||Use for a variety of uses all year long and during holidays||All year|
As you can see I am a list lover! Here are other lists to use too!