Handmade Holiday Organizer 2014 (updated!)


Holiday-OrganizerMany of you are way more organized than I am.


I’ve begun receiving inquiries about whether I’d be posting a 2014 Holiday Organizer. And so, inspired by you, I managed to put together an updated, and 6th annual (insert triumphant trumpet noises here), free printable

Handmade Holiday Planner, Fully Filled In

Handmade Holiday Planner, Blank

Oh how I love that tingly planning feeling. I can just see falling into place already. Whether all of that will actually happen, we will see.

While you’re planning and organizing, feel free to follow along with me on Pinterest to see all my holiday favorites. Or try out my most popular holiday recipe or some holiday mail that is sure to brighten anyone’s season.

Holiday-Printable-Organizer1This year, if you get started on October 5th with the planner, you’ll have just under 12 full weeks to prepare, and hopefully have a calm and festive holiday, with a few quiet evenings here and there to sit near your tree, admire the twinklie lights, and think on the meaning of this incredible season.


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Sheen October 18, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Hello, I’m new to your blog (absolutely LOVING it!) and I just wanted to know that some of the links down the side – the Pretty Packaging Board, the Gift Inspiration Board, Get Organized – link to a Wordpress that has nothing on it – just wondering if that’s supposed to happen? Also some links like the text part of Get Organized link to Free Printables.


admin October 20, 2010 at 4:51 am

Hi Sheen!
I’m so glad you took a moment to let me know. I’m just bringing by blog back to life again after my problems from last week, and am hoping to get this all cleared up soon. Thanks for taking a moment to give me some specifics! I’ll get to work.


Charissa - The Gifted Blog October 18, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Yay! Thanks, AmberLee, I just downloaded both. And I’m so glad your server issues are resolved…technical difficulties are definitely the ugly side of writing a blog!


Tara @ Feels Like Home October 20, 2010 at 4:22 pm

I’m so excited! I saw this post in my feed reader a week or two ago, right before your server troubles. I’ve been coming back and refreshing your site every day, hoping the files would be ready. :)



admin October 20, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Tara! I’m so glad I was finally able to get it to you. Thanks for the sweet note! You made my day. And feel free to email if you need anything like that in the future!


JDanieil4's Mom November 6, 2010 at 4:37 pm

This post was selected one of my great posts of the week. http://www.jdaniel4smom.com/2010/11/great-posts-i-came-across-this-week.html


Cecilia Madden October 7, 2011 at 10:16 am

I’m simultaneously inspired and having a heart attack.

Seriously, thanks for this amazing list!


AmberLee October 7, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Cecilia! I think you just put your finger on it. That is how I am feeling!!


merium October 8, 2011 at 12:46 am

nothing ‘s happening when I click the links…


Lizelle October 9, 2011 at 4:46 pm

I LOVE this! Brilliant.


JOY October 11, 2011 at 7:46 am

Yea! You did it again! I was hoping you would! I always send my bloggy readers to you for this great planner. Thanks so much!


Lisa October 12, 2011 at 7:26 am

Good Morning! I just found your website through HowDoesShe?, and I’m so thankful to get in just in time to utilize your Holiday Organizer. I always start gift shopping by the end of summer, but all the other preparations seem to sneak up on me each year and December ends up being more frazzled than I care to have it. This tool looks great – thank very much!


Andi October 17, 2011 at 11:24 am

I can not open your list. Can you tell me what program you used?
Thank you


AmberLee October 18, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Hi Andi! The list should be a PDF. You’ll need Adobe Reader (you can download it for free right here: http://www.adobe.com/downloads/) to open it. If you have any troubles, just drop me an email: amberfawson [at] gmail [dot] com.


Sofia D. November 29, 2011 at 11:19 pm

Thank you for this list again! I used it last year for the 1st time faithfully and loved it! It is so much better than a monthly calendar. This time I blanked out about it but just downloaded it, better late than never. It’s awesome and thank you for doing this.


AmberLee November 30, 2011 at 6:04 am

Sofia! I’m so happy I’m not the only one who likes a good list : ) Thanks so much for dropping my to let me know, it was so sweet of you and made my day!


Heather December 10, 2011 at 10:55 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE this helpful organizer!! Unfortunately I found you too late this year – any way you can make a 2012 one we can print out so we’re ready for next year!???



AmberLee December 16, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Thanks for your sweet note. And that isn’t a bad idea. Maybe if I’m organized enough : ) I can get working on next year’s soon!


Melissa August 7, 2012 at 5:17 am

I can’t get the links to work to download this printable


Carol September 3, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Hoping you’re going to post the 2012 version soon. This is a FABULOUS idea, but the OCD in me won’t be able to look at the wrong date for 4 months. :-)



AmberLee September 12, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Thanks for the note!! I, like you, have my OCD side, and yes, if all goes according to plan, I will be updating for 2012!


Tricia September 16, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Finally a holiday list that I can use! But…my OCD side has kicked in too… hoping that you’ll be updating this *WONDERFUL* organizer for 2012!


Lindsey W. September 18, 2012 at 10:54 am

This is amazing! I just stumbled on your site from a Pinterest post. Thank you so much for sharing! I’m so excited to use your holiday list and actually ENJOY the holidays because I’ll be prepared!


AmberLee September 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Thanks for the sweet note, Lindsey!! i hope it works fantastically for you!


melanie September 30, 2012 at 12:53 pm

oh thankyou!thankyou!thankyou! this was the highlight of my day. the MOMENT i saw this in my inbox i ran to the printer to print it out. i decided i would print it on card stock, then i’m going to cut each week out and laminate it so i can add things using a dry erase marker. that way, if i mess up or need to adjust my timeline, it’ll be easy to edit. then, i’ll use this year’s Holiday Organizer as my template for next year and i’ll, hopefully, be able to use your customizable version and make my own that look as amazing as yours. i have the perfect ribbon to use to loop the weeks together. i am seriously giddy about this. thanks again!!


AmberLee October 1, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Haha! Melanie, thanks for your comment, and for making me feel so cool!! I’m so happy you like it!! And I”m totally with you, I usually add and erase with pencil, but the dry erase is brill.


Arwyn September 30, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Love this Holiday organizer, especially because it’s easy to make it compact and I can put it in my purse! Thanks so much for including a blank copy as well!
I stumbled upon your blog through The Ticket Kitchen. :-D


Jacci September 30, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!! This will be the third year that I am using your organizer. Love it! I was stalking the blog waiting for this! This simple tool helps me stay on top of things during the holidays so that I can keep my focus on the true meaning of it all. You are a rock star to me!


AmberLee October 1, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Have to say that you TOTALLY made my day with your comment. Thank you!! So excited to hear we’re planning along at the same time.


Angela October 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm

I just found your blog and am loving it. I just started working after being a stay at home mom for a long time and feel a little unorganized. I am so excited to use your organizer to hopefully help me have an enjoyable non stressed holiday season! Thank you so much! I was also wondering if you could email me a copy of your spread sheet that you use? Thanks, Angela


AmberLee October 8, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Thanks for your sweet note and taking a moment to write. Okay, I would TOTALLY send you an email of my spreadsheet, except, it is so totally nothing special. I haven’t quite programmed it like I’ve been wanting to, right now if I just have a bunch of headers at the top of columns, and when I want to get a total I just highlight the whole column and read the total at the bottom! But maybe someday this is something I could think about polishing up!! Thanks for the idea : )


Kat October 8, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Hi there!! Saw you via pinterest and wanted to let you know I love your site!! Thanks for the great ideas!!


Darcy October 21, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Thanks so much for providing this great calendar. I downloaded the pre-printed one, I love your suggestions!


Tamee October 27, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Hi there! I LOVE your organizer idea. I’ve printed and despite being late on the start, this will be great for the remaining 8 weeks :)

Question… how do I get an editable copy of the blank version? So I can type in some of my personal tasks and such. I really love the format and would like giving these to my crafting group ladies as a christmas gift for use next year :)



AmberLee October 29, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Hi Tamee,
Okay, so the blank version I created for hand-writing items in. Sorry if that is a bummer!! I have tried to make it work with pdf with no luck!! Maybe by next year I’ll be able to noodle it through.
Happy planning! Hope your holidays are wonderful!


Sarah July 28, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Are you creating one for 2014? Thanks!


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