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Holiday iPhone Apps
With all the parties to plan, goodies to bake and presents to buy, the most wonderful time of the year is also the busiest time of the year. Those looming to-do lists and the stress that comes with them can take a toll on your bodies and Christmas spirit. Luckily, we've compiled the 25 best holiday iPhone apps to make your lives a lot easier (and more fun!) this Christmas, from easy holiday e-vites to virtual cookbooks. Consider this our gift to you! - Heather Leister
HOLIDAY TRAVEL | Packing (+To Do)
Holiday traveling with kids can be a pain. Not only are there baby clothes to pack but diapers, strollers and car seats - we're stressed just thinking about it! Never fear, terrified parents: Packing (+To Do) will keep you organized and prepared. This app allows you to create unlimited packing lists and customize them by deleting or adding items to fit your travel plans. Sample lists are available, as well as lists made specifically for male or female travelers and light packers. Items may be sorted by what's packed and what's still unpacked, and those traveling by plane can keep track of their items' total weight to avoid those overweight-luggage fees.
ENTERTAINING | Simple Soiree
If you ever work up the guts/energy/time to plan a large party, Simple Soiree will be your best friend. Start by selecting your party’s theme, location, date and time. Then you can invite guests directly from your iPhone’s contact list or from scratch. Your guests will receive an email with all the details and can click a link to RSVP; the app keeps track of the yeses, nos and maybes. You can also create as many shopping/to-do lists as you want – menu, dÃ©cor, entertainment – and compile them into one big list to take with you when running errands.