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Plan for the Holidays Now!

Sometime ago, I developed a 12 Week Holiday Timetable which was designed to help me and others start planning ahead for the holiday season.  Although we at The Urban Homemaker, don’t advocate complicated or expensive holiday celebrations, we wish to encourage you and your family to focus on the true meaning of the holiday season.  The timetable helped me systematically begin my holiday gift making, card writing, holiday baking, gift wrapping and memory making in an orderly way.

Sheri Graham, homeschooling mom of five, adapted my timetable into an an ebook based on my 12 Week Holiday Timetable.     The 12 Week Holiday Planner for Christian Families by Sheri Graham is filled with practical and useful charts, planner pages, recipes, crafts, the Jesse Tree Devotional and other useful information.

Sheri says, My desire in putting together this eBook is to provide a tangible way for you to plan out your holidays so they are enjoyable, less stressful, and more filled with the things that really matter.”

The Planner includes:

  • Ideas of what to do weekly for the 12 weeks
  • “Sheri’s Tips”- tips to make your holidays meaningful, shared throughout the ebook
  • Christmas Craft and Gift Ideas
  • Memory Making Ideas for the Family
  • Ideas for Baked Items to Share/Give Away
  • Ideas for Meals to Freeze for Use during the busy Weeks
  • Decoration Ideas
  • Supplies to stock up on ahead of time or when on sale
  • Ideas for a Holiday Baking Schedule
  • Kids’ Gift Idea List
  • PLUS!!! “The Glorious Coming: A Jesse Tree Celebration of Advent” – Jesse Tree devotionals
  • Much Much More!

Testimonials from women who have used the Planner:

Dear Marilyn,

“I purchased Sheri’s book last year as a result of her phone seminar with you and I absolutely love it.  I used it every day last year and I plan to use it every year from now on.  We did the Jesse Tree and it was a special part of our holiday season.  More than anything I appreciated how Sheri’s book constantly reminded me to slow down, observe the wonderful joys of the season and of my children and to focus on what Christ would hope we would focus on.  I highly recommend this book.  Love love love it.”Shae

Dear Marilyn,

I found it very helpful to have a plan to go by instead of scurrying around wondering what to do next.  By the time December rolled around, we had everything done and were able to just have fun.  We had time to take in all sorts of Christmas plays and made crafts and just had time to talk.  It felt like and old fashioned Christmas because we kept the TV off for most of month, thereby eliminating a lot of the commercialism.  We popped popcorn and ate apples by the fire just like Almonzo in  Farmer Boy.  It was really magical.”  Lindy Sellars

Dear Marilyn,

“I really enjoyed this tool. I used the charts the most.  I enjoyed writing down all those ideas for Christmas in one place.  I didn’t have to search for slips of paper or reinvent the wheel, so to speak.  This year, I noticed that I already have some good ideas down on paper.  Also the very best thing, is that my Christmas card address list is all in one place with just a few new addresses to add.”   Jamie Payne

CLICK HERE TO CLAIM YOUR PLANNER

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