40 Ways to Easily Start Getting Organized for Christmas

Now that our food has settled from the Thanksgiving holiday, it is time to turn our thoughts to getting organized for Christmas.

There are so many things we need and want to do but aren’t sure where to start. The best thing we can do is start with the details – knowing what we need to do, when it needs to be done, and how we plan on going about completing it all.

a Charlie Brown Christmas tree surrounded by gifts

But even more importantly, we need to also take care of the day-to-day activities that don’t stop just because a holiday is approaching.

Getting organized for Christmas can be tough, but maybe I can help you a little bit. This post is a collection of posts you can find on The Farm Wife. All are designed to help you get organized, find gift ideas, planning meals for the holidays, and more.

a bowl of homemade tranola made with dried bananas, craisins, apples, and nuts

Just scroll down the different topics, click to read (and take notes, print them off for your Home Notebook, and click the links for quick online shopping), and you will be getting organized for Christmas in no time!

And if you need a little more help be sure to order your copy of Have a Merry, Simple Christmas! This Christmas workbook is designed to help keep your holiday organized and running smoothly – and still maintain the normal daily activities and meals.

It is loaded with tips, ideas and worksheets to help you do just that. From getting organized with a notebook and gift ideas to recipes and DIY instructions, Have a Merry, Simple Christmas can help!

Are you ready? Let’s get started getting organized for Christmas!

get organized for Christmas with a notebook turned to gift ideas; a pad of paper and blue pen

Getting Organized for Christmas with Holiday Preparation

5 Tips to Make Your Life Easier with Productive Holiday Planning

5 Simple Steps for Planning your Christmas Gift Shopping List

How to Deal with that Grumpy Relative

a set of light green towels with a yellow border; a pink soap dish with a bar of guest soap

Getting Organized for Christmas with Gift Ideas

The Best Online Christmas Shopping Ideas for 2021

A Handmade Throw Pillow – The Best Way to Personalize a Gift

How to Create Hand Embellished Bath Towels

Take the Oh, No! Out of Last-Minute Christmas Gifts

How to Create a Craft Kit

YOUR Christmas Wish List (It Really is Okay to Make One!)

The Sweetest Gift – Cookie Trays!

Handmade Christmas Series

a gift basket filled with olive oil, spaghetti sauce, ravioli pan, parmesan cheese; a gift bag filled with flour and baking supplies

Ideas for Items in a Gift Basket & Stocking Stuffers

65 Best Tools for a Great Cooking Experience

Pear Honey

Canning Pizza Sauce – An Easy Way to Serve Up Smiles

How to Tempt Your Taste Buds with 4 Handmade Seasoning Mixes

Handmade Baking Mixes to Save Time in the Kitchen

Purse-Size Sewing Kits

Need a little extra? Don’t forget to visit The Farm Wife Marketplace! There you will find eBooks, cookbooks, Lifestyle guides and more. These are perfect gifts that can be downloaded onto a flash drive and dropped into a stocking. Or they are great gifts to get for yourself as a prize for getting through all the holiday shopping and baking!

Books by The Farm Wife

Getting Organized for Christmas with Meal Planning & More

5 Simple Tips for Baking Ahead for the Holidays

Plan Ahead Menus – Free Up Your Time to Celebrate and Enjoy!

Simple Christmas Morning Menu

a basket of corn and cheese muffins


Strawberry Nut Bread – A Delicious Snack and a Perfect Gift


Paradise Muffins

Aunt Dot’s Hot Rolls

an apple pie with a lattice top; a slice of pie on a white plate


Alona’s Apple Dumplings

Banana Pudding

Rich Chocolate Pie

Chocolate Sheet Cake

Sweet Potato Pie

Fudge Pie

Miniature Cheesecakes

Apple Pie with Cheese Crust

a twice baked potato casserole with a scoop removed


Corn Casserole

Squash Dressing

Twice-Baked Potato Casserole

a bowl of seasoned oyster crackers; a snowman with black earmuffs and a red and black check scarf


Delicious Christmas Snacks Every Appetite will Love!

Alona’s Seasoned Crackers

a red and white speckled enamelware plate on a dark green placemat; a white gift with a green bow centered on the plate

Getting Organized for Christmas with Table Settings

How to Make a ‘Statement’ with Place Cards

Handmade Cloth Napkins

How to Set a Simple Holiday Table

a handwoven gift card flanked by wooden reiindeere

Getting Organized for Christmas with Gift Wrapping & Other Things

Handwoven Greeting Cards – How to Send ‘Wow’ in the Mail

Get Creative with a Handmade Quilted Gift Tag

Finding Quiet Time During the Holidays

Wrap it Up! 4 Simple & Creative Ways for Gift Wrapping

A 25 Days to Christmas Journal sitting next to several wrapped gifts

These are just some of the fun posts you can find to help you with getting organized for Christmas. And please feel free to look around – who knows, there may be even more posts to help you out.

And don’t forget to get your copy of the 25 Days to a Merry, Simple Christmas Journal. This journal can help you keep your memories close for years to come!

Julie Murphree is a blogger, newspaper columnist, and speaker on all things ‘Living a Simple Life on the Farm’. She is the author of \\\'The Farm Wife – Living a Simple Life on the Farm. She and her husband have 60 acres in NW Louisiana where they actively work on living as sustainable as possible.

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