Thursday, October 30, 2014

Introducing our NEW Merry Christmas Planner!

It is clear, from the more than 5,000 downloads this year, that our friends and customers love Christmas just as much as we do!! Our Christmas printables were one of the first free sets we ever offered at ThePolkaDotPosie and although those polkadot pages will always be dear to my heart, I thought it was time for a Christmas Planner MAKEOVER!!!

Our Brand New Merry Christmas Planner was definitely a labor of love, but I think all of the hours of work were worth it because these pages are SO MUCH FUN!!! We have all of your holiday organizing needs covered. We started with a handy Christmas Checklist that can serve as both a todo list and seasonal bucket list…

Many of the items included on this list are part of this great new planner!! We have a newly designed Advent Activities calendar that you and your family can use to plan a holiday activity each day. 

Ot our house, we hang our Advent Activities Calendar on the fridge and it usually has some very important traditions on it, like:

* Donating toys, clothes and food to various charities in our community.
* Driving around at night to view Christmas lights.
* Visiting Santa at the North Pole (or shopping mall).
* Hosting a Girls Cookie Bake Day.
* Attending Christmas Programs at my kids' schools.
*Christmas Movie marathons.
* And more…

My kids really enjoying sitting down together to fill this out over Thanksgiving weekend :)

Looking for a more traditional calendar to plan for the month of December? We've got that covered too.

Another great printable in our new set is the Holiday Baking page!

Use this to not only plan what you want to make this holiday season, but also keep track of the things you will be making for which occasion. There is also a handy supplies and ingredients list at the top.

And while we are on the subject of food, lets not forget the great Meal Planner and Christmas Dinner Schedule!

Another holiday task that takes LOTS of planning {at least in our house} is the annual Christmas card. Our list of recipients changes and grows every year and even though I keep addresses of our friends and family in our address book, I use these handy lists to keep a running total of the people we send to. This also helps tremendously when ordering or printing Christmas cards.

Next on the list…GIFT BUYING!!! Depending on how you like to keep track of gifts, we are including two different Santa's Gift List pages this time. One is more simple and tracks all gifts, recipients and totals on one page, and the other is a better option for those keeping a Christmas budget.

I am finding that the older I get, the less I enjoy dealing with the crowds at shopping malls and department stores. Last year, I did almost all of my holiday shopping online and it was the best decision! But I needed a way to track those purchases and so, I've added a handy Online Shopping Tracker to this set.

Of all the Christmas planning pages I've printed and used over the years, the one that comes in SO HANDY for me is the Santa's Supply Inventory. At the end of every holiday season, I stock up on wrapping supplies and decor for the next year and I also find that I collect many stocking stuffers during clearance sales. Because I tend to forget what I buy throughout the year, I always make sure to track it on this sheet so when the new season rolls around, I know what I already have to work with!! 

So are you loving this new set as much as we are?!!! We realize that there may be other special lists and ToDos that you like to keep track of during the holiday season, so we also made a standard ToDo list to match your set.

And because no Christmas binder is complete without a matching cover, we've made that for you too :)

Because of all the time and effort that went into creating this beautiful new planner, we thought about selling it as a new add-on set in our shop. But because we have had such an AMAZING YEAR and because we couldn't be more grateful for all of our wonderful friends and customers, we've decided to offer this set for FREE as a way of saying thank you. Consider it our Christmas present to all of you. We hope you enjoy using this planner and hopefully it makes your holidays a little less stressful :)

Download our Merry Christmas Planner in 3 popular sizes:

NOTES ABOUT PRINTING: In order to utilize as much space as possible for the X-small/Personal planner size, the margins are set for one-sided printing only. Both the Small & Large sets CAN be printed front-to-back and should be set to "Borderless". 

Please feel free to share this planner, but we ask that you link back to this blog post and give our shop credit {do NOT share direct download links}. Some design elements, backgrounds and cliparts in this set were purchased from two of my favorite graphic designers on Etsy, Sugar Studios and Clementine Digitals.

And while you are busy downloading our Merry Christmas Planner, be sure to check out our Elf Stationery Set!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Be sure to keep BOTH of our shops in mind for holiday gifts this year! And be sure to follow along here and on our Facebook page for more freebies and fun this holiday season!!


  1. You're an absolute superstar for giving this set away for free. And in Personal sizes too! My daughter and I are thrilled to have found this, thank you so much!

  2. Thank you so very much!!! I really appreciate this amazing gift!!!