Maybe you love Christmas and decorations and parties and gift shopping.
Maybe you love Christmas and decorations and parties and gift shopping. If you do, and that doesn’t stress you out, go for it. Have fun. But if you, like me, break out in hives when you first hear stores playing Christmas carols, learn the lesson I’ve learned. Keep it simple.
Have a small tree with only homemade decorations. Or don’t have a tree at all. Plan for simple, homemade gifts for the family. Limit the number of events you’ll attend. Make lots of time for quiet nights, sitting with the kids in front of the fire and watching classic Christmas movies.
When it’s all said and done, all of the parties and expensive gifts aren’t going to be remembered. But those precious, quiet times together will be.
One way to alleviate a little stress is by planning. Planning doesn’t have to involve lots of detail. But even some basic planning can help the holiday season to go a little more smoothly. Here are some basics that have helped me to stay a little more sane during the holidays. And keep reading for a free printable planner pack for the holidays.