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De-Stress for the Holidays!

The Holidays can be a stressful time, but with some planning, things can be a lot easier! has some great tips to make your season even better:

Take Steps to Prevent Stress

  1. Determine whether to keep or discard family traditions.
  2. Establish a budget.
  3. Maintain a schedule.

Plan the Perfect Holiday


Shopping, choosing, wrapping, delivering: a lot goes into gifts during the Holidays. Simplify with these options:

  1. A family gift exchange with spending limits can keep things easy and less stressful.
  2. Gift cards can be a great way to let your friends and loved ones choose what they most want.
  3. Internet shopping will keep you out of the crowds and even help with delivery!
  4. Price comparison apps are there to make sure you get the most bang for your buck.
  5. Personalized, inexpensive gifts touch the heart and can have lasting impact for family and friends.
  6. Paid gift wrapping helps keep down the mess and allow you to focus on other aspects of the Holidays.
  7. Charitable donations allow for a thoughtful way to give.

Decorations and Cards

Whether you’re keeping it simple or going all Clark Griswold for the season, have a good plan for maybe:

  1. An artificial tree for easier upkeep.
  2. Ornaments that are truly sentimental, maybe even hand-made.
  3. Greeting cards and annual letters go a long way to touch those closest to us.


You can’t have the holidays without those meals! So:

  1. Bake in advance and freeze.
  2. Use professionals. Prepared meals free you up for other important tasks.
  3. Share cooking and cleaning duties.


Of course, we want everything to be picture-perfect for that celebration. These tips are a great help:

  1. Hire a cleaning service.
  2. Send overnight guests to a hotel.
  3. Move the festivities. Share the hosting love!

The Holidays are a time to enjoy ourselves and each other, so focus on what will make your season the best for you! Check out this link for more details and other great tips:

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