Saturday, December 30, 2017

A new page in my Christmas notebook

I really can't believe I never thought of doing this before, but it occurred to me this week to make a new page for my My Christmas notebook, Part 1.  This time of year, just after Christmas, I have loads of work to do in the notebook, making a final note of gifts we gave,  doing an after-Christmas debriefing,  and jotting down ideas for the coming year.
After-Christmas debriefing from Organized Home
 Still, I think this is going to be a very helpful addition to my notebook.  The new page is called "After-Christmas deals" and on it, I've been listing down things I pick up at the after-Christmas clearance sales.

I write down the name of the store, what I found for deals, and what the intended use of the items may be next year.  For example, these mugs

will be great to give along with mix and marshmallows for Hot Chocolate Mug Cake.

And these napkins
will be a great addition to a gift basket.

I'm not going to take time to share all of my after-Christmas finds, but so far there are some really great ones that will fit right in with our gift-giving next year.  I love the idea that I already have a plan for these items and that it's written down where I can't fail to find it!  If you have a Christmas notebook, you might consider a page like this too.


  1. Do you also have a household journal? You seem like just the organized sort of person who would! I used to maintain one, but gave up on it when cars, appliances, accounts, etc., were changed. It sure did come in handy though!

    1. I used to have a household journal but I was never as organized with it as I meant to be. I find that a Christmas notebook, though, is really a necessity for me to keep track of what I give people each year. Especially with a lot of grandkids, there is the danger of giving the same book, for instance, to the same child two different Christmases. I love how my notebook helps me stay on top of all the details. Should you want to read more about my notebook and how it's organized, just click "Christmas notebook" in the label cloud.

  2. I too have Christmas notebook. did not find many after-Christmas deals this year (did not go out much either ;) )

    1. Most of my deals were found at stores I was going into anyway (Walmart, grocery store). Only one -- Marshalls -- did I go into specifically to look at the after Christmas sales.


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