Before going grocery shopping, plan a "cook's choice" dinner, designed to use up leftovers. Toss the last bits of assorted vegetables and meats into a stir-fry, or chop and add to soup. French toast for dinner makes good use of stale bread and the last few eggs, while lasagne transforms scraps of meat and cheese into a hearty meal. After dinner, toss expired foods and wipe down the refrigerator. You're ready to shop!
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- Where is the Holiday Grand Plan?
- Do you offer mobile apps or online tools for holiday planning?
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- Will you send this site to my e-mail?
- What happened to the message boards at this site?
- Can my non-profit group copy your printables for a program?
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- How do I print a form that fills the whole page?
Answer: no, we do not. While Organized Christmas offers a full range of free printable planner pages, this site does not offer apps or online planning tools.
Two reasons: time and money. This free site is operated by two people and run on a financial shoestring.
Offering mobile apps is way beyond our site's capacity. I'm a writer, not an app developer! To offer these products, I'd have to hire tech help to create them, solve issues of different file formats and operating systems, set up customer support options, and buy more server capacity.
Similarly, to provide online planning tools--and permit thousands of users to create accounts, log on frequently and store data--we'd need extensive server resources, hired tech help, and warm bodies on the payroll to handle customer service.
To do so, the site would have to move to a subscription model, charging monthly access fees. Similar sites charge anywhere from $10 to $25 per month, and we'd be no exception.
At the end of the day, I'd rather keep things free ... and simple.
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The Organized Christmas message boards closed in January, 2008, due to the retirement of our site owner.
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Love it! I'm always happy to speak with the press--and never happier than when talking about how to simplify the holiday season.
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And while I wish other bloggers well, running this site network doesn't leave time for me take part in blog content exchanges.
In order to offer these resources for free, it's necessary to keep our expenses down, so we're not able to offer a single download file.
Any such file would be extremely large, burning through our bandwidth and causing download issues for many people. Since we have to watch both time and money very carefully to stay online and free, it's not an option at this time.
I'm sorry, Visitor--but our little two-person operation is maxxed out in terms of space, energy and bandwidth.
I don't see us being able to offer different page sizes for our forms at this time. We can't be everything to everybody--but should adequate funds and free time come along in the future, I'll look into it!
Most of the time, when your browser pops up a "print" window, that window has an option to print multiple copies of the page. That would save you some steps.
As for downloading all the forms in one file, we don't offer an option to download all of these pages at once. It would be a VERY large download, and since I don't have anybody to help with tech support, I wouldn't be able to offer help for people who had trouble copying it.
Just one of those "get what you pay for" deals. As a free site run by one person, it's not possible to provide this kind of help.
Click on the poem, underneath will be a link to a printable page, click in the green box- it opens it up full size! Then you can print.
The reason for this is, the image on the page is just a thumbnail, and is not intended for full page printing. Opening the .pdf file at the bottom of the page will give you a full-sized image that is optimized for printing.