Get Ready for Christmas with the Christmas Countdown

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What do you really want for Christmas? More time, more joy, and less stress? Welcome to Christmas Countdown 2014!

A calmer, more centered holiday celebration is easy when you simplify your holidays with the Christmas Countdown, a six-week Christmas organizing plan from Organized Christmas.

Now in our 17th year on the Web, Christmas Countdown 2014 begins Sunday, October 26. Won't you join us?

October Rudolph Club Meeting

Rudolph Club

Welcome to the Rudolph Club: your once-a-month meeting to simplify your holidays and get organized for Christmas!

At Organized Christmas, we know that the holiday season can be fast and furious. Solution? Take a day once each month throughout the year to plan and prepare for a more-organized holiday season.

On the 25th of each month, we'll bring simple assignments and easy tips to try now for a simpler, more joyous season. Over the year, you'll tackle planning and preparations to make the season lighter, brighter and less stressful come December.

October's Rudolph Club topic? Holiday meals! Will they be festive ... or frazzled?

Halloween Treat: Haunted Gingerbread House

Haunted Gingerbread House

Gingerbread houses aren't just for Christmas anymore! Use our easy-build methods to create a Halloween Gingerbread House to brighten your autumn home or workplace.

Using melted bark coating or candy melts makes this craft simple enough for kids.

A black cat peeps from piles of pumpkins. Orange and black gumdrops light the path on Halloween night. Spiders creep and bats flap.

Don't miss our friendly ghosts!

House and Holidays Plan Week 8: Family Spaces

house and holidays plan

Christmas is a time for family, so center the season around a clean and organized family space. This week in the House and Holidays Plan, we take aim on the family room, playroom or family area.

Where does your family go to relax together? That's where we'll spend the week, cleaning and organizing shared spaces.

In holiday prep, the family room theme continues as we decorate for Halloween, review holiday movies and music, and craft a holiday housework plan.

Mailing deadline: mail overseas gifts this week!

Family Space Week Assignments

Witches Brew: Spooky Halloween Drink Mix

Witches Brew in a Cauldron

It's simple and sweet, a Halloween treat: Witches' Brew!

Combining apple cider drink mix, Halloween candy treats and a free printable gift tag, Witches Brew is easy to make and give.

Use small black salsa bowls from the Dollar Store to make Witches Brew in a Cauldron, or use creative packet-folding and a licorice rope "broomstick" to make broom-shaped Witches Brew packets.

Add free printable gift tags or bag toppers to make an easy Halloween craft.

Add Witches Brew to Halloween BOO baskets, share with co-workers or make it in multiples for Halloween party favors.

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