Before Christmas with Calendars

There's an undeniable sense of anticipation as snowflakes softly carpet the ground and the wintry winds sweep in. With the year closing, a fresh chapter awaits, beckoning with promises of renewal and change. It's that time again when resolutions are made, and aspirations are set anew. Yet, amid the flurry of resolutions, there's the delightful task of planning and buying gifts for our nearest and dearest, marking Christmas and the dawn of a new year.

Often seen as mundane, the art of planning can transcend its ordinary boundaries, transforming into a canvas for magic and romanticism. It's not just about jotting down dates or setting reminders; it's about crafting moments and curating experiences that speak volumes to those we cherish.

Tap to forget-me-not

Drop and drag what to gift into Calendars. Beyond its capacity to mark locations, tasks, notes, and reminders, it holds the potential to be a facilitator of heartfelt gestures and thoughtful acts. Picture this: each entry not just a mere reminder but a carefully etched plan to delight our loved ones with gifts.

The journey begins with embracing the essence of the individual — and gift won’t be left for the last minute run to a shopping mall with a thought “A new white towel isn’t a bad idea, eh?”

A few taps in Calendars let you mark important occasions, note preferences, and cherished desires of each person close to your heart.

It gets easier to keep things and wish-lists coordinated: choose a day and time when you can buy presents, add to Calendars with a pinpoint on a map, and a note with more details to keep closer to mind, from color paper wrap details to prices. 

The planning metamorphoses into a thoughtful venture. As marked date approaches, the calendar serves as a roadmap, guiding through the cobweb of thoughts and daily routine.

It's not just about buying presents; it's about understanding, empathizing, and translating those sentiments into tangible expressions.

Imagine how nice it is to surprise a friend with a book they've been dreaming of for a long time, or to give a cherished trinket to a family member. All this is carefully planned and organised with the help of Calendars.

Don't be scared

As the year transitions and the festive spirit envelops us, this art of planning transcends the realm of ordinary tasks. It becomes a celebration of connections, a testament to love and thoughtfulness, all finely tuned through the lens of a digital calendar.

Planning the celebration:

  1. Identify key occasions: Start by marking essential dates on your calendar — Christmas, New Year's Eve, or any special events relevant to your loved ones.
  2. Personalized gift planning: Create tasks for each person you intend to buy gifts with. For instance, let's say, "Buy a doll for my daughter."
    • Open Calendars and tap on the date you plan to purchase the gift.
    • Add an event titled "Buy a doll for my daughter."
    • In the notes section, jot down specific details about the doll she desires or any store she prefers.
    • Use the location feature to input the store's address or mark it on the map. This way, you'll have a clear reminder of where to go when the time comes.
  3. Set reminders: Set reminders a few days before the event to ensure ample time for preparation and shopping.
    Execution: When the scheduled date arrives, follow through with the plan. Visit the designated store, purchase the doll, and voila! Your thoughtful gift for your daughter is ready.

Crafting a new year resolution:

  1. Reflect and identify goals: Sit down and contemplate what you wish to achieve in the upcoming year. Reflect on areas of improvement, aspirations, and personal growth.
  2. Specificity is key: Instead of vague statements, be specific. For example, rather than saying, "Exercise more," consider "Exercise thrice a week for at least 30 minutes."
  3. Use positive language: Frame your resolutions in positive language. Focus on what you will do rather than what you will not. For instance, instead of "Stop eating junk food," phrase it as "Incorporate healthier eating habits."
  4. Realistic and achievable: Ensure your resolutions are realistic and attainable. Setting unattainable goals might lead to frustration and disappointment.
  5. Document and set reminders: Document your resolutions in the calendar once crafted. Set periodic reminders to track your progress and stay committed throughout the year.

Planning your celebrations and creating New Year's resolutions helps you to set the mood and fill the ordinary with the extraordinary, because there is a little magic in planning – writing down your own wishes and ways to fulfil the yuan of people close to your heart.

So, as the snowflakes continue their graceful descent and the promise of a new year looms closer, let the planning be more than just mundane organization. Let it be the canvas upon which you paint moments of joy, surprise, and heartfelt connections — made possible by the magic of a well-planned calendar.

Vita Vypovska Vita Vypovska


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