Things are busy around my house this time of year. The holiday shopping, decorating, and parties are fun, but it can get crazy gearing up for Dec 25, as we celebrate Christmas at my house.
If you are looking for ways to create a holiday with more meaning, more sharing, and more happiness this year, check out this list of 15 Tips for Commercial Free, Fun-Filled Family Holidays.
The list was created by parenting and gifting organizations and provides information and links to less commercial gifting, such as giving second-hand gifts, memberships, and experiences instead of the latest gadget. It also suggests limiting screen time, planning family activities, and talking with kids about where all our “stuff” comes from and where it goes. There is even a list of last minute gift ideas to help simplify the holidays.
It's all too easy to let the holidays pass you by without truly enjoying and appreciating their magic. Take a deep breath and try to be present for all those special moments!
Joy and peace to you and yours from bemindful!