I have been married 6 years, I have one daughter 4 & 1/2 and 3 stepsons 14, 15 & 20. Christmas is a huge passion of mine and I plan for it all year round much to the consternation of the rest of the family!
I cannot live without my Notebook, it has everything I need for our Christmas to (hopefully) run as smoothly as it can. Mine is in a two ring binder, I decided not to put anything on the outside to help prevent prying eyes and it's functional rather than creative! I have so many sections in there and i'lllist them below. The idea for this came originally from Organized Christmas and the site has many printable forms which can help out with your notebook.
So the sections I have
Gift Lists for Previous Years Magical Elf Christmas Card List & Address List Decorating Ideas
Décor Inventory Christmas Movies Christmas Reading Carols Christmas Traditions General Info - eg. local Christmas Craft Fairs & Markets Holiday Grand Plan & Houseworks Plan - see Organized Christmas To Do Lists & Planners Swaps I keep some pockets at the back for receipts for gifts
I have another folder for Christmas Recipes & Crafts.
I do keep lists on my PC and update those regularly and then print them off to go into the folder every so often. I also keep a copy of my gift list in my notebook I carry round with me. (You can see why my friends call me Monica!!).
Organising is a big part of my life, I write lists about lists and am not happy unless i'm planning for something!