Christmas With a Plan! Workbook

Anyone who has ever experienced a stressful or overwhelming Christmas season now has a new reason to celebrate: the release of “Christmas With a Plan! A Week-by-week Guide to Creating a Memorable Christmas.” This detailed and comprehensive workbook is filled with gift lists, Christmas card lists, budget worksheets, inventory sheets for decorations, letters to Santa, ideas for new holiday activities, places for photos, meal and recipe plans, calendars, advice and inspiration.  The 122-page book, which is published by Ahearn Ink and is available now on and everywhere books are sold, provides a step-by-step visual road map to creating an ideal and organized Christmas.

Christmas With a Plan! workbook helps busy families enjoy an organized and memorable holiday. The 122-page book also serves as a keepsake journal of cherished memories and photos. Available at and everywhere books are sold. (PRNewsfoto/Ahearn Ink)

“Christmas with a Plan!” was developed by Joleen Peoples of Higganum, Conn., and is based on the successful planners she created for her PeoplesLifeOnPaper Etsy shop.  Her objective was to help readers navigate the Christmas season with joy and purpose, and to create a book that would serve as a family’s year-to-year referral guide and scrapbook of traditions and memories.

“I originally designed this guide as a six-week planner, but quickly realized it can be put into motion any time throughout the year when the mood strikes to begin thinking about gift giving, shopping lists, cards to send, and all the other details that make up the holidays,” Peoples said.  “We want readers to proactively use this guide to track what has been purchased, stay on top of budgets, manage checklists and calendars leading up to Christmas, as a place store notes and photos for brainstorming, and as an ongoing reference tool for future holidays.  There are countless ways this planner will help create a memorable and far more relaxing Christmas and we are excited to now make it available in book format.”

Thousands of people have purchased downloadable planners from the PeoplesLifeonPaper Etsy shop, which cover nearly 40 topics such as planning a family vacation, getting holidays in order, being a rock-star bridesmaid, getting chores scheduled, and organizing medical records.  This is the first planner that she has developed into a workbook.