Last year I got caught out when the holidays crept up on me, and was determined never to let that happen again. So I devised a system in my Filofax of recurring events (aka "the magic of the blue pages"). I even included pages with a countdown to Christmas for things that need done 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks etc. ahead. So even though it doesn't seem urgent to order gifts now, I know from my experience last year that I better get it done this week so I don't have to pay for expedited shipping again this year.
Patty had a great post recently on how she used her Franklin Covey to help her plan ahead for a huge Thanksgiving dinner at her home. I'm definitely going to use some of her techniques for planning ahead for the big day.
How do you use your Filofax to prepare for the holidays?
And as always on Fridays, feel free to discuss anything ring-binder related.