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The Season of Giving and some more Free Printables

Scattered Squirrel: The Season of Giving and some more Free Printables

November 6, 2012

The Season of Giving and some more Free Printables

***This was supposed to be yesterday's post, however we ran into some unexpected difficulties yesterday.  Please accept my apologies for this coming out late. ***

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.  Things around here were fairly quiet this weekend, it was a fabulous way to end a fairly busy week.  As most of you know I'm working at putting together a Holidays Planner, and I'm inviting you all to come along for the ride.  Along the way I'm going to be sharing ALL the printables I'm creating.  I've also put it out there, and I just wanted to say it again, I'm taking requests for printables.  If there is one you really want to see, leave me a comment, send me an email, I'm on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, and I will see what I can do.

I started the month off with a couple printables to help keep track of greeting cards.  (you can find that post here)  I'm trying to plan the printables with what I need to be prepared for ahead of time.  I mentioned in that post that topping the list of things to come first was greeting cards and gift giving.  I love giving gifts, the whole process.  Choosing just that right thing for the ones you love is so much fun.  To help remember who likes what, and (in some cases more importantly) what size everyone is, I created a printable to help me keep track of what's what with who.  (did that make any sense to you?)

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Lots of info, I know, but this allows me to keep my eyes open for items that my friends and family will enjoy.  I'm also hoping it will push me to think more outside the box when I'm doing the shopping.  For those of you are looking for something a little more simple, this next one might just fit that bill.


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Wishlists are great, but what about the actual gift buying? This year, well, I guess technically it will be next year, I want to start shopping early.  The boys are FINALLY at ages where I can start doing this.  Liam has settled into "big kid" toys, and our Teen has finally gotten out of that strange in between place where he was too old for toys, but still young enough to kind of want them.  Also, I want to keep a close eye on what we're spending.  I may loving giving gifts, but I don't always love the price tag that comes along with it.  So, I created a Gift Giving Tracker to help me keep track of who I've gotten a gift for, what it is, either where I got it, or where I've hidden it, as well as what it cost.  I added in columns for checking off if it's been wrapped, sent or delivered.  This way, if I am purchasing ahead of time I'll know where I'm at with each gift.

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With these printables I think I'm going to have gift buying and giving in the bag this year.  It's an absolutely wonderful feeling to start the holiday season feeling like I've got a plan.  I don't feel so out of control.   So, with greeting cards and gift buying taken care of, what's next?  I'm leaning towards something to help plan and prep for holiday baking, because I know we're going to be starting soon, but I'm also sort of leaning towards something to help plan home-made gifts..... I'm not sure.  It will probably be one of those two categories.

So, tell me, are you liking the printables so far?  Anything I missed?  Which would you use more, printables for planning holiday baking or for planning home-made gifts?  I'd love to hear your thoughts!



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8 Comments:

At November 11, 2012 at 1:01 PM , Blogger Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Awesome printables, super useful! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

 
At November 11, 2012 at 1:39 PM , Blogger Alli said...

Thanks Jessi. Your link party is always full of so many wonderful posts from around blogland. I spend hours every week reading through what others have linked up! Thanks for hosting such an awesome party!
Alli

 
At November 11, 2012 at 1:57 PM , Blogger Hazel said...

Hello, I'm very thankful for you working on a printable for me..

 
At November 11, 2012 at 7:18 PM , Blogger Mackenzie said...

Great printable! Thanks for sharing this on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes this week! We love having you join us! Have a great week!
Mackenzie :)

 
At November 11, 2012 at 10:30 PM , Blogger Alli said...

Aww, you are most welcome <3 It's been an absolute joy! Thanks for asking for one!

Alli

 
At November 11, 2012 at 10:31 PM , Blogger Alli said...

Thanks for hosting such a great party Mackenzie. And thanks for stopping by.

Alli

 
At November 13, 2012 at 6:25 PM , Anonymous Betsy @ Romance on a Dime said...

These are some great printables!! Thanks so much for sharing these. I'm so glad you linked up at Romance on a dime.

 
At November 13, 2012 at 9:23 PM , Blogger Alli said...

Hi Betsy, thanks for hosting the party! It's always so much fun to see what everyone has been up too.
Alli

 

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