Holidays · Organization

Three Ways to Stay Organized At Christmas

The title of this post has two of my favorite words in it – Christmas and organized! During December I set up three little “stations” that corral all the things I need for various Christmas projects – wrapping gifts, assembling food gifts and addressing Christmas cards. Here’s how I set up each “station!”

#1 Gift Wrap Station

This can be a one-time set up for the day you’re going to wrap all your presents, or it can be a table or work surface that lives in a room all month long! Here’s what you need:

  • Gift Wrapping Paper
  • Gift Bags
  • Tissue Paper
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Gift Tags
  • Ribbon, Bows, Etc.
  • Boxes
  • Pen For Labeling Gifts

#2 Food Gift Assembly Station

If you deliver baked goods to friends, neighbors or others, it’s helpful to have a basket or bin with everything you need to assemble a gift bag or container before heading out the door to deliver one! Here’s what you need:

  • Treat Bags
  • Containers
  • Twist Ties
  • Ribbon
  • Cards (or anything else you’re including with the gift)

#3 Christmas Card Station

I like to gather everything I’ll need for addressing Christmas cards and then carry it to the couch, dining room table or counter. Most of the time I don’t address them all at once. I do a few at a time, so it’s nice to have everything ready when I have a few minutes. Here’s what you need:

  • Christmas Cards
  • Envelopes
  • Address List
  • Stamps
  • Return Address Labels or Stamp
  • Pen
  • Stationery for including notes
  • Stickers or Other Embellishments

Watch today’s 12 Days of Christmas video to see all the items in this year’s Christmas organization stations!

Are you on board with my station idea? #badjoke



6 thoughts on “Three Ways to Stay Organized At Christmas

  1. Stations help so much! We have a gift wrap table downstairs, and it makes a big difference. I store all of my gift bags and wrap in a big plastic container, so it’s easy to find what I need.


  2. My wrapping station could definitely use an overhaul. I’ve stocked up on all the essentials, but it’s not so easy to access. I love having a Christmas card station when I’m working to get my cards out.


  3. I do something like this with my wrapping. I have a tub I store all the presents in, a tub for all my gift wrapping supplies (bags, boxes, tags, etc). After the kids are in bed on Black Friday, I clear off the living room table, turn on Hallmark and do all the wrapping at once. Thankfully the kids have never messed with the presents or stockings with them out a whole month before Christmas.


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