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Plan a Happier Holiday Season with SignUpGenius
It’s the most wonderful time of the year — if you’re organized. The holidays let you reconnect with friends and family, but all those events can leave you breathless if you can’t keep track of them. We’ve rounded up our best resources to help you flawlessly execute your holiday planning.
Merry and Organized
A happier holiday season is around the corner when you make a game plan — and stick to it — for the weeks ahead.
- Kick off festivities with 25 Christmas party game ideas or a Secret Santa gift exchange.
- Throw a memorable office party to end the year with these 20 ideas.
- Organize volunteers for your church’s musical, concert or Christmas Eve service with these scheduling tips.
- Host a Christmas cookie exchange with these tips or invite people over for a cookie decorating party with an online sign up.
- Plan a fun school holiday party with ideas from craft projects to themed games.
- Use a potluck sign up to make organizing the office festivities easy!
- Don’t forget to try our new Calendar View to put your schedule in perspective.
‘Tis the Season to Give…and Give Back
When you tally up gifts for teachers, coaches, friends and family, it’s hard not to get overwhelmed. Don’t get caught up in the consumerism of the season. The holidays are about more than what is under the Christmas tree.
- Keep handy this list of 20 great gifts your kids can give.
- Impress teacher when you give one of these 10 easy holiday gifts for school staff.
- Show your volunteers they’re appreciated, whether it’s a simple card or a holiday party.
- Teach your kids the importance of giving back.
- Thank the coach in your life with one of these 10 ideas.
- Collect gifts for those in need with a donation sign up and learn tips for organizing a holiday angel tree program!
- Serve in the community with a group service project.
- Get your children involved in charity with these 50 kid-friendly volunteering ideas.
12 Days of Christmas Giveaways
Speaking of giving back, this year SignUpGenius is launching a NEW holiday tradition with our 12 Days of Christmas celebration. Check in daily starting on December 7 for a chance to win a variety of prizes: Starbucks gift cards, Kindle Fires, SignUpGenius T-shirts, an Apple Watch, $1000 for a worthy group – and MUCH more!
Don’t blink. The holidays will be here and gone before you know it. Remember to soak in the memories and prioritize what truly matters this season.