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Simplify The Holidays

If you want to learn how to Simplify The Holidays, just ask a child this question...

"What do the Holidays mean to you?"

I encourage you to really listen to their answers. Kids just don't worry about all the "extras" like stocking stuffers, wrapping paper and window clings. And, although many DO think about the gifts, what they really love is the anticipation of a very special time of celebration.

So ask them the question and you more than likely will hear some of the following answers...

  • Thanksgiving
  • Jesus' Birthday
  • Presents
  • Seeing Grandma and Grandpa
  • The Cousins Are Coming
  • Santa Claus
  • Turkey
  • Cranberry Bread
  • Friends
  • Christmas Tree
  • Pretty Lights
  • Christmas Carols

Now ask YOURSELF what the Holidays mean to you...Ah Ha! Not quite so idealistic or simple? More likely it's a whirlwind of...

  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Wrapping
  • Decorating
  • Tree Trimming
  • Cleaning
  • Stressing
  • Over Spending

Lots of us INTEND to simplify during the holiday season, slow things down, shop earlier and spend less. But what really happens? We get caught up in the whirlwind trying to do everything "just so" and exhausting ourselves in the process.

So if you really want to simplify this year, write down your children's answers and design your holiday plans from them.

Simplifying during this season really CAN happen, but realistically it will take a few years to make any big changes.

A Family Goal to Simplify the Holidays has endless benefits, the ongoing result being...


Choose from any of the links below and make plans to Simplify your Holiday Season starting this year!

Christmas Club

Clutterless Gift Giving Ideas

Holiday Cooking and Baking

Holiday Decorating

Holiday Planner

Hosting A Christmas Tree Decorating Party

Hosting A Perfect Holiday Party

Last Minute Holiday Tips

Low Stress Holiday Events

Make Holiday Gifts

Organized Family Christmas

Organize Holiday Cleaning

Organize Holiday Decorating

Organize Holiday Decorations

Plan Holiday Cooking and Baking

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