Stay on top of your Christmas cooking plans with these free printable December menu planners! This set includes both colorful and black and white menu planner pages for Christmas Day and weekly menu planner pages for December. These menu planner pages will help you stay organized and on track with your meal plan (and food budget) all month long.
For an even more organized holiday, be sure to grab your free printable Christmas planner printable while you’re here on The Artisan Life.
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How to print and use menu planners
These pages have printer safe margins. They’re ready to print and use without worrying about custom printer settings or having parts of the design cut off.
I recommend printing your pages on bright white 32 lb paper. It’s heavier and brighter than normal printer paper, which means your planner will look nicer and hold up better to handling throughout the week. This paper is what I use for virtually all of my planner printables – check out this post on the best paper for printable planners to see a side-by-side comparison of actual printouts on several different types of paper.
- Made in USA: HP Papers is sourced from renewable forest resources and has achieved production with 0% deforestation in North America.
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If you’re feeling stressed, relax by coloring the black and white menu planner pages. They aren’t just boring spreadsheets – they have fun illustrations to color.
For a glittery Christmas coloring experience, color these pages with gel pens. Even if you don’t want to use all your ink coloring the whole page, at least add some sparkly accents! How about some twinkle on the snow with a silver pen? Or sparkly red candy canes? Check out this post for the best gel pens for coloring, including a great budget pick. The shortversion is that the pens shown below are the best overall and best budget pick:
I think that the best budget markers for coloring Crayola Supertips. They’re a bargain and fun for adults and children. The fine tip makes them better than many other markers for coloring details. Because there are dozens of shades, they’re great for colorful Christmas pages.
The weekly pages do not have breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks like many meal planners. Thanks to reader feedback, I’ve learned that many people prefer to plan just one or two meals (like lunch and dinner) and like to print off a page for each meal if they need additional space. Get a closer look at the layout in the preview image below:
If you use a three ring binder for your household planning, just print your pages, hole punch them, and place them in your binder. (If you have a household planner binder, be sure to grab these free printable bill trackers while you’re here on The Artisan Life!)
You can also print these menu planners to scale and put them in your favorite disk or ring bound planner. Reference the chart below, print your page scaled down, then trim with a paper trimmer.
Make sure to use the appropriate hole punch for your planner system. Happy Planner Classic and Happy Planner Big have their own proprietary punch. Many of the six hole planner styles can be used with an adjustable six hole punch.
Free printable December & Christmas menu planner download
Like all journaling and planning printables on The Artisan Life, these are licensed for personal and single classroom use. You may print and use them for yourself or for classes/activities you are personally organizing.
You are not licensed to redistribute or sell the digital files or printed pages to others. Please refer your friends and coworkers to this post so they can download their own copies.
I hope you enjoy and that these printables help make meal planning and staying on track with your dietary or budget goals easier and more enjoyable. Make sure to grab these additional themed menu planners and household binder pages while you’re here on The Artisan Life: