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Templates to Plan Your Holidays & New Year

The holidays are a very busy time of the year. From gift shopping to meal prepping to event planning, plus everything you normally handle throughout the year, your schedule is jam-packed with things to do. You have to keep track of recipes, presents, receipts, guest lists, travel plans, and more. 

All that juggling can lead to a bit of holiday burnout. This is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, not the most stressful! To help lighten your load, we’ve put together a collection of Evernote templates that will help you navigate the holiday season and prepare for a happy new year. 

Plan your celebration 

The holidays are a time for togetherness and celebration. Use our Party Planning Checklist and Menu Planner to make sure your get-togethers go off without a hitch.

For a memorable menu,  Keep track of your recipes throughout the year with the digital recipe card. Tag your recipes with key ingredients, events, and meal types, so that you can easily find the perfect dish for every event. 

Give the best gifts

Finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list is a snap with our Gift Giving Template. It allows you to keep track of gifts for specific people, how much gifts cost, and when you need to send them to make sure they arrive in time for the festivities. You can also keep track of general gift ideas that you come across throughout the year. 

Ultimately, you want to give a thoughtful and unique gift to everyone on your list. With the Digital Friend Profile, you can keep track of all the little details you carry around in your head such as what your friends like and dislike, important conversations you’ve had, and gifts you’ve already given them. With this template, you’ll be sure to give the best gift for every holiday. 

Stick to your resolutions

Many people make New Year’s resolutions, but keeping them isn’t as easy. The key to sticking to your resolutions is building healthy habits that will last throughout the year and for years to come. Get started with this Habit Tracker

With our Goal Setting and Yearly Goals templates, you can track your progress toward your goals and reward yourself along the way. 

There are many resolutions you could set for yourself, such as saving more money, journaling daily, or focusing on daily gratitude

Grow your career or business

Another big goal at this time of year is to Get Hired for a new job. we’ve got a template for that too!

If you’re a business leader and are hiring this year, we’ve got what you need to set yourself up for success Our Hiring Tracker helps you bring on the best candidates, while the Strategic Planning template provides an easily shareable resource to keep everyone in your company on the same page.

Make change happen

Along with your personal goals, you may also have goals for your community. Our Act Locally template was designed to help you visualize the changes you would like to see in the world around you and how to bring others on board to make that difference.

Plan on a great year

No matter what you intend to do with your year, it’s a good idea to plan for it. That’s why we’re bringing back our popular planning templates for 2023! 

These versatile and easy-to-use templates help you stay on top of your work, activities, hobbies, and more to keep you on track for an awesome year ahead.

Stay focused

Being organized reduces anxiety and helps you execute on your plans, which can be especially valuable during the holidays. You’re welcome to incorporate these templates however you choose and modify them to best suit your needs—or create an entirely new set of templates inspired by the ones on this list. Whatever you do, we wish you all the best for the coming year and beyond!

You can find these templates, and many more, in our templates gallery. To learn more about how to save and use templates in Evernote, check out our Help & Learning article.

Originally published on December 12, 2018. Updated on November 23, 2022.

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