The Holiday season is known for being full of events, especially for parents! Keeping up with a busy family schedule that includes your personal events and those of your children, all of the tasks and to-do’s, and all of the lists of items needed at each event can be enough to put a damper on your Holiday Spirit. By creating and sharing events in the CURAGO shared family organizer, you can better manage your own time, manage your family’s schedules, and most importantly save time while being productive during this season and in the new year!
We’re giving you a peek into how we used CURAGO to plan our Christmas Cookie Exchange! This quick and easy tutorial includes examples of the specifics of event creation and feature highlights that will make it easy for you to enjoy the benefits of using CURAGO to connect and share with your family and friends!
Creating a Christmas Cookie Exchange Event
To create an event, open CURAGO and click on the “ADD” button in the middle of the bottom tool bar. On the next screen click on the event button on the left, and this will pull up the “Add Event” screen. Our predictive text feature makes it easy to use your keyboard to enter in as much or as little info as you would like to create your event. For example, if I type “CURAGO Cookie Exchange Thurs. at 4, then CURAGO will schedule this event for this coming Thursday at 4:00 pm. After entering your event info., hit the “next” button on the bottom right side of your keyboard to move to the next screen.
On the “Event Detail” screen you can view and edit your event details and privacy options, select for whom the event is being created and even add a picture!
*The default calendar setting on the event details screen is “My Calendar.” If you are scheduling an event for another family member, you would select their account here, so you can send them a cookie exchange invitation.tab-down-create-events-for-your-family
*Event privacy options are also included on the event detail screen
*Customize your reminder settings at the bottom of this screen before hitting the “Done” button on the top right corner.
Organizing and Sharing an Event
Once you have created your event, customized the details and hit “done,” you will move on to the “Event Preview” screen. From here you have the ability to attach a list and invite others to your event!
To add a list, click on the “Add a list” button to view your existing lists. Click on the list you would like to add, and it will take you back to the “Event Preview” screen where you can see the list has been attached. You can also create an event related list by clicking the attach a list button.
To share your event and invite others, click on the “Invite People” button on the “Event Preview” screen. This will take you to the “Send Invite” screen where you will see a list of your family members first at the top, followed by a lists of “Contacts with email addresses.” From here you can select the guests you would like to invite to your cookie exchange party, both within your family and beyond!
* Before creating your sharable cookie exchange event, check your settings to confirm that CURAGO has access to your contacts.
You can invite more guests at any time with the “invite more” option under “Guests” on the “Event Preview” screen. From here you can also view who is attending your event as well as who is still pending.
The “Comments” section also located on the “Event Preview” screen makes keeping up with all event related communication and connecting in CURAGO simple and fun!
Once you’ve created and shared your event, you can hit the arrow at the top left of the “Event Preview” screen to return to “Calendar View” or hit any button on the bottom tool bar to move on! You can edit your event at any time and all changed details will update in real time across devices and with those who are invited! Planning, sharing and managing events has never been easier!
The new CURAGO family organizer app was built out of a desire to be able to create, share, organize and comment on all of the events in a shared family calendar in one beautiful location. Once you see how easy it is to connect with your family and friends in CURAGO, you’ll agree we truly are an organizational tool with modern efficiency. Let us know if you have any questions on event creation at firstname.lastname@example.org! We’re always happy to hear from you!
Happy Holidays from Team CURAGO!