How to Make a Holiday Planner

It’s about that time to start planning for holidays. Gifts, food and parties can get mixed up or even forgotten. So have you ever wondered what the secret to a stress free holiday is? A Holiday Planner! Having a Holiday Planner can turn your hectic holiday into a cool and composed celebration.

Materials Needed:

Decide which type of binder you want to use. If you have trouble choosing the appropriate binder, take a look at this infographic on selecting the right ring binder. Samsill’s biodegradable binder is made out of 100% recycled material and is completely reusable with unlimited shelf-life. Since this planner can be used each year, the Earth’s Choice binder seemed like the best fit. Before putting everything together, it is suggested to decide which printouts you want to include in your planner. This way you can choose how you want to organize your printouts before putting them in the binder.

This holiday planner binder starts with Calendars. Since holiday shopping starts so early and one of the biggest retail days of the year is Black Friday, November and December will be included.

Use organizing printout sheets in your holiday planner

Have you ever lost a gift because you forgot where you hid it? Incorporate a “Gifts” section to help you keep track of your purchases. This section can include a Gift Tracker, an Order Tracker, Receipts, and Gift Receipts. You could also put in a wish list page or a mailing list.


The “Parties and Recipes” section will help you organize your own party or remind you what you need to bring for other gatherings.

Sheet protectors inserted into the holiday planner

Slip some of recipes you have been wanting to try or dishes you plan on making into a sheet protector for safe keeping. Samsill’s Non-Glare Heavy Weight sheet protectors make it easy to see recipes under the kitchen light.


A holiday planning binder is simple and easy to make. Design yours to best fit your needs for the holiday season…it might be worth your time to enjoy a stress-free holiday!


What did you include in your holiday planner? What else do you use binders for during the season? Leave your comment below.