Friday, 31 October 2014

Planning for Christmas - Gifts - Filofax Friday

I am back for the very last in my planning for Christmas series.

I like to try and stay organised when it comes to presents and the main reason that I do this is so that I don't go overboard and really silly! I often buy gifts quite early in the year. If we are on holiday in August and I see the perfect gift for someone I will buy it and put it away but I like to log it down so that I remember I have it. I also like to log the presents that I have bought as I often buy a lot online and it just reminds me to check that they have all arrived safely.

I love to buy gifts for other people, it brings me such joy to choose a gift, wrap it and then deliver it. Except I am really bad at accepting gifts, I don't really know why but I often feel that people shouldn't waste their hard earned pennies on me. Jon was watching a DO lecture and there was a fantastic quote in there which really hit home to me:

"If you can't allow yourself to receive you deny others the ability to give"

It is so true. If I don't let people give me presents I don't let them experience the joy in giving a gift that I experience when I give a gift! So this year I am very open to receiving shed loads of presents he he! Only kidding or maybe I am not ; ) So to help me I have got my letter to Father Christmas template that I am going to use. You can use this too, just download it from the download section below!

You will need software that can 'unzip' the folder to release the files as both pdf and jpeg.  To download the files for week 5 please click here. Please note that the inserts that I am offering as freebies as part of this series are different to the ones that I sell, so if you have already purchased a set of my inserts these are in addition for you. If you haven't purchased any of my inserts and would like to or just have a nose at them you can view them in my Etsy shop here. Please note: These inserts are entirely free and a gift from me and only the inserts provided are free, I say this because I know some people might prefer one of the other designs that I offer but it is only the ones in the freebie set on offer at this time.

I am so pleased to have what I think is an awesome giveaway to go along with this series and I hope you will agree. The giveaway is brought to you by myself and the lovey Charlotte. Please do thank Charlotte for her kind generosity by visiting her:


Charlotte has only recently started her blog but you will not be dissapointed, she has some lovely images and planner lovliness so please do go and have a look.

So what can you win....some lovely things that is what my dears! I have three prizes for you... the first prize is everything that you see in the photo below which is.... from me: a brand spanking new red original Filofax which retails for £60.00 on the Filofax website, Christmas sticker sheet, candy cane planner charm, washi sample card and your choice of Christmas printable inserts from my shop. From Charlotte: a Christmas fly leaf, dashboard, set of dividers and pen. Everything that you need to plan your Christmas this year and every year after!

The second prize is everything you see below...from me: a Christmas dashboard, washi sample card, sticker sheet, Christmas tree planner charm and your choice of Christmas printable inserts from my shop. From Charlotte: a set of beautiful Christmas dividers.

And last but not least the third prize is your choice of Christmas printable inserts from my shop.

You want to enter? 
If you would like to enter the giveaway to win the Filofax shown above please use the rafflecopter widget below.  To enter you will be asked to follow both mine and Charlotte's Etsy shop which is mandatory to receive your entry (this is just as a thank you for hosting the giveaway but you are not expected to make a purchase!). All other 'follow' options are optional so don't worry if you don't have those accounts, it just gives you extra chances to win.

By submitting an entry to this giveaway you agree to the following Terms & Conditions:
  • Open internationally
  • You must be over eighteen years of age or have parental / guardian permission.
  • I will package the item(s) and will send in good faith but I cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to the item in transit.
  • The prizes stated above are the only prizes - no alternative colours, no cash alternative.
  • The inserts are digital for you to print at home and will not be supplied printed.
  • Three winners will be chosen at random and notified by email. Winners will be announced on this page after the closing date.
  • If the winner(s) do not respond to my email within 48 hours a new winner(s) will be chosen.
  • Your email address will be added to my newsletter database - I will not sell this to anyone else nor will I constantly be spamming you and you can unsubscribe at any time!


  1. Oh that reindeer on the inserts is adorable! I may not have to write a letter to Santa, but I'm certain I will find a reason to use adorable pages with that reindeer on them! Thank you for making them available!!
    And thanks so much for the chance to win this giveaway, everything looks amazing!

  2. This is great, starting follow you all... love to see your ideas....

  3. I am actually the same way. I luv giving gifts to others and seeing their faces when they open them. I just have a hard time excepting them myself. But that is such a good point, we take away from the happiness of gift giving when we have a hard time accepting. I'm just glad I'm not the only one out there lol

  4. Thanks for this series. I have found it lovely. Excited for Christmas!