Hi, everyone. It seems like forever since I've been to LJ.
The Holiday Grand Plan
start on August 26th this year, and I've spent today getting ready. A few years ago, I broke down all the big task lists on the HGP site into smaller, daily lists. I entered those into my Evernote account today so that I'll be able to move the day's tasks to my To-Do Notebook each day. You can view my HGP notes for Evernote here
If you're not familiar with Evernote...it's awesome. It's an application for making lists and notes which are stored in a cloud and accessible from all your computers and devices. The free level has tons to offer and they've got apps for everything. I love it! Check out Evernote. A video about why you might want to use Evernote
. And a site with a bunch of helpful videos to get you set up and started
Part of what I love about the idea of using Evernote to keep up with the HGP is the functionality of attaching files, web clippings, and other notes to your notes. So throughout the year you can save recipes, craft ideas, and gift ideas, and attach them to the relevant week of the HGP so you can remember them when you want them. You can even take photo notes with your smartphone of gift ideas you see when you're out and about.
If Evernote's not of interest, another idea for getting these daily things done: go to the notebook
, copy the do-to lists for each day, and paste them on the appropriate day in Google Calendar
. Then have the Calendar send you email reminders or a daily agenda.
I haven't worked the HGP for the last few years, and my home and Christmases have not been the same. In case you can't tell, I'M KIND OF EXCITED to get back to it this year. Hope you are too. Good luck in whatever you decide to do this year.