Don’t you just adore gift giving?
I am definitely one of those people who love giving gifts even more than receiving them. Don’t get me wrong, I love a birthday surprise as much as the next girl. But there’s something about getting a gift right; about getting that perfect reaction of shock and awe, that just makes all the planning and execution worth it, don’t you think?
So, as I mentioned, I absolutely love gifting. And I’m pretty great at it, being as I actually run a business centered around it. There’s one catch- I’m absolutely HORRID with important dates. I can’t even remember my own birthday, let alone any of my loved ones! I will never, ever remember that I need to prepare a gift, until the occasion is suddenly upon me- and then all my fabulous ideas and perfect products are for naught.
I’ve learned to help myself remember special occasions with visual aids - like birthday calendar printouts that I slip into my daily planner, so that I have enough advance notice to plan a gift. I mark important occasions with little stickers, so that I remember to add whatever I’ll need to my To Do list when mapping out my tasks.
Then I thought - maybe there are some more of you with similarly loaded task lists, having a hard time remembering all those boring dates? Would an event calendar printout not be an awesome thing to share?
And so, without further ado, here’s the exact calendar I use to plan my events and gifts that need to be prepared… in advance.