Simple Holidays Archives

This week is the official launch of the Christmas season. If you’ve been following the Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas missions, you’re almost ready and can skate through the month with peace! If you are behind (like me), just jump in where you are. No procrastinating, no yelling at your kids, no blaming your hubby–just jump in joyfully and enjoy the season. This week’s mission…

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We are on week eight of Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas. It’s never too late to jump in! This week is simple. It’s about cookies and cards.   If you’re sending Christmas cards, here’s what you do: EITHER Gather all the Christmas cards leftover from years past–the packages that come with 20 but you only use 17, the freebies in the mail, that one…

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I love decorating for special occasions, but I don’t like spending money on it. I don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on holiday décor that I will forever worry that my children will mess up. Can I have an Amen? Little louder next time, please. AMEN! Thank you. In my opinion, humble though it is, Thanksgiving is one of the easiest holidays to decorate…

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This week’s Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas mission revolves entirely around cards. If you don’t do cards, you’re finished. Congratulations! This is short and sweet…for once. If you haven’t yet, take your family photo. Consider taking it while everyone is together over Thanksgiving weekend and can peek at digitals to decide on a favorite. Regarding cards, there should be some incredible online sales over…

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By now the stores are bursting with Christmasy goodness. While this might offend your not-until-after-Thanksgiving sensibilities, it does assist with this week’s mission. Week 6 of Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas is all about decorating–that doesn’t mean you have to decorate this week. Heaven knows my husband would keel over dead if I decorated before Thanksgiving weekend. He is barely surviving the Christmas music my kids…

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Two weeks ago on Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas you focused on planning your gift list. You may have even started (or finished) shopping. This week we’re going to begin wrapping those gifts you bought (or are going to bake) as well as get non-family gifts “all wrapped up” (cheesy pun totally intended as always). First, my drama: We always wrap presents on Christmas…

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We are a third of the way through our Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas missions, which means Christmas is that much closer! Are you keeping up? No? That’s okay. Don’t get overwhelmed. Just do what you can. Every little bit you do now makes you less frazzled down the road. Today is one of my favorite missions–planning the food.  I like food. I like…

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