Maybe you're organizing your company holiday party, getting a head start on New Year's travel, or sending out some last-minute greeting cards—the Airtable holiday planning templates are built to cover it all. With a head start on your party planning, you'll be able to enjoy the holiday season without having to worry about leftover tasks on the big day.
Follow along for an exclusive look at how we do our holiday planning here at Airtable, and get ready to host the best holiday gathering your loved ones have ever seen!
Sending holiday greeting cards the easy way
Sending well wishes to your loved ones this winter? Try planning out your mailing list in Airtable so no one is accidentally forgotten! Once you've added your loved ones to the base, you can automatically generate printable cards and envelopes with the page designer block. When it's time to send, used the map block to plot the location of each address, then use tags to segment which cards are sent by mail and which will be hand-delivered. Finally, while you're out and about delivering cards, check off completed deliveries straight from the Airtable mobile app.
Planning the best holiday party ever
Whether it's an office holiday party, a family white elephant, or a dinner with friends, the holidays are all about bringing together loved ones. All that togetherness comes with a hearty helping of logistics. Using one of our favorite templates, you can survey guests to pick the best date, assign potluck contributions, plan party decor, and keep track of your secret holiday cookie recipe!
Making a (gift) list and checking it twice
Brush off those gift wrapping skills! When you've got lots of gifts for the giving, it's easy to lose track of what's been bought and for whom. With this gift guide template, you can buy presents for your friends, assign each present an occasion, and check off each one's status: from buying to wrapping to gifting. Then, keep track of your gifting budget with the chart block and the summary block.
Giving back with an eye towards tax season
For many people, the winter holiday season isn’t just for giving gifts to friends and family: it’s also for giving back to our communities and those in need. Keep records of all your charitable contributions with this template: store receipts with an attachment field, sort by donation date, and summarize your total donations over time. Whether you’re donating cash, goods, or cars, you’ll be extra prepared when the next tax day comes around.
We’ve preloaded this template with some organizations courtesy of Charity Navigator’s 10 Charities Worth Watching List and some courtesy of GiveWell’s Top Charities (and one organization that’s very near and dear to us here at Airtable), but feel free to clear out these organizations and replace them with your favorites.