Organize Your Holiday Budget. Get organized for the holidays with a free printable holiday budget planner to keep track of your spending.
So far in the Organize Your Holiday series, we have purchased a holiday binder to keep all of our holiday planning and ideas in one place, filled out a holiday bucket list, and printed out holiday calendars to keep track of all our holiday events.
Today, we are talking budgets. Most of us do not have unlimited cash on hand to spend on the holidays. And I would like to think most of us don’t want to go into debt when celebrating our favorite holidays. As much as budgets are not the most glamorous or fun things to talk about, it is necessary to budget your funds if you want to finish off the holidays stress-free.
How to Organize Your Holiday Budget
Today, I have a free printable worksheet for you to print out and keep in your holiday binder. You can print the shopping list front to back if needed. I purposely left the main budget worksheet blank. You can use it to track gift purchases, home decor, decorations, or entertaining expenses like meal planning. I am planning on printing out several of the budget sheets to keep track of each of these categories.
Free Printable Holiday Budget Planner
Download Holiday Budget Planner
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This is a good time to sit down with your partner and decide how much you have to spend and where you want the money to go. If you plan that you will have $300 to spend on gifts, and you have ten people to buy for, that leaves you $30 per gift if you divide it all up evenly.
We often get ourselves into trouble by not accounting for all the little expenses that add up quickly over the holidays. Below is a list of items you may want to include in your budget:
- wrapping paper and gift wrap supplies – (gift bags, tissue paper, tape, gift tags)
- holiday cards
- address labels
- copies of pictures to include with holiday cards
- postage for mailing holiday cards and gifts
- volunteering and charitable giving
- decorations – (tree, lights, ornaments, wreaths, etc.)
- home decor – (candles, holiday pillows or throws, picture frames, artwork)
- holiday meals
- baking supplies
- event tickets
- holiday clothing
- craft projects or DIYs
- holiday travel
If you need a more detailed way to keep track of gift-giving you can download a holiday gift tracker from my 31 Days of Homemaking Printables series. You can also print out a free Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping list. Next up, I am sharing a printable Thanksgiving menu planner.
Be sure to check out all the posts in the Organize Your Holiday series.
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