Can you believe it? Christmas is coming! I am so stinkin' excited, I can hardly contain myself.
But as you probably know, Christmas doesn't always travel alone. Sometimes, it brings stress with it. One of the ways I've found to be less stressed during the Christmas season is to be organized. Having lists and notes really helps to clear my head so I don't get so overwhelmed.
Last year, I shared my 2012 Christmas List with you. It was so handy to have - everything in its place! This year, I've gone a different route - a reusable planner that will be with me for a few seasons.
I found this "Believe" book in the dollar bin at Michaels and it really caught my eye. I knew that with a few tabs, it would be PERFECT for my Christmas planner.
The front of the book was so sweet and simple. Since I've decided that my theme for this year's Christmas season is pretty & simple, I decided to just leave it.
I used the Stitched Tab Die to separate my sections: To Do, Presents, Christmas Eve Eve. By adhering the tabs onto pages in the book and leaving LOTS of pages behind each tab, each year I can just rip out the pages from the previous year and keep on keepin' on!
On the inside, I kept it simple and added a little pocket on the cover for gift receipts using the Scallop Stitched Envelope Die. So that I didn't have a blank first page (since I didn't put anything on the tabbed pages), I printed out some Christmas Subway Art (same art I used in 2011, just re-colored to match my book) and cut it out with the 4x6 Stitched Journal Die.
I can't wait to start filling this baby out! Bring on the jingle bells!
Stop on over at Emma's blog to see what the other designer's have for you today.
I hope you were inspired!