Like you, we love creating delicious dishes and culinary masterpieces and sharing them with our friends and family. That’s why this year, Office designed three ­free Office 2010 holiday-related templates to help you relax and focus on your loved ones. What’s more, we’re filling your stocking full of festive tips and tricks to help you stay organized and stress-free this holiday season. Take a peek at how these templates can prove to be your little helpers!

Keep family recipes in one place. OneNote 2010 is a great place to organize all of your favorite recipes in one place. You can insert web clips of your favorite holiday recipes from the internet, add images of your final dish, or search for recipes that call for ingredients you already have on hand. You can also share OneNote recipe notebooks with your family, friends and readers through Office Web Apps on SkyDrive. SkyDrive is your free storage place in the cloud, where you can upload files and photos and access/share them from virtually anywhere.

Keep track and stay in the black. Excel 2010 can help you organize and manage your gift budget for the holidays. You can also access, edit and share your budget spreadsheet on the go with Office Web Apps and Office Mobile on your Windows Phone.

Dress up the dining room. Word 2010 can help you add a personal touch to holiday meals with family and friends when you create special menus and place cards. You can create your own designs, or use one of hundreds of ready-made templates from Office.com.

At Office we know that the holidays are about sharing, so we’re happy to make these tools available to you!  All these templates and more, including personalized gift tags are available at www.office.com. Happy holidays from Office!