|We hear a lot about how bad things are right now and it makes us want to hurry time along so we can get to a better time. But that’s not what we really want. What I really want to do is fully embrace and enjoy another holiday season with my family because it goes too fast and I don’t want to wish away a moment of it.|
I know the heaviness of where we are is real and we have a lot on our minds and on our hearts.
I wanted to help get your wheels turning about how we can make this a beautiful Christmas season for our kids. We are the magic-makers, so let’s do it.
Seven Ways to have a Less Stressful Christmas
- Turn off the news. There’s no joy there and in order to be more present with our people, we need to turn off the noise.
- (Seriously) Limit Social Media. I’ve taken so much time off of social media this year. I cannot tell you how much less distracted I am without it! It’s really lovely actually!
|3. Keep things so simple this year and jot down some notes. I keep forgetting things, do you too?? Many years ago, I started created these simple Christmas bullet journals to keep my thoughts straight. I make one every year!|
|▪There are lots of little things we can be doing now so that we’re not stressed out later: ordering a Christmas card (don’t you think we need lots of happy mail this year?), do some hands-on crafts with the kids to give as gifts.|
|▪We might not be feeling very merry, but we can still make things magical…listen in to see how.|
|▪Advent is a special time–always. Make it memorable without making it stressful.|
|▪Sometimes we have zero energy for anything. But we can sit down and read to our kids. And sometimes that’s enough. Here are some great lists:Christmas picture books that are newly published |
A HUGE list of Christmas picture books–our favorites and reader favorites too!
And here are Christmas read alouds I think your family will love