Haul out the pencils! It's time to write letters to Santa Claus.
Parents, do remember to save children's letters to Santa from year to year. Everyone will enjoy watching the lists (and the handwriting) grow over the years--and the result will spark family scrapbooks.
The planner principle works for errands, too! In a small, purse-sized notebook, jot down errands as they occur to you. Tuck any needed items--coupons, gift certificates, paint chips, DVD returns--to the notebook with a binder clip. Check the notebook as you go to knock off errands in record time.