It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it is also one of the most stressful. We spend so much time and energy trying to make one day perfect, however if we aren’t careful we will miss out on what the season is about.

This year, we want to remind everyone to take a step back from the hustle and bustle and spend time with the people you love.

5 ways to put down the Holiday stress and be Merry.

  1. Do something New this year.

    We all know this time of year is traditionally sentimental. There are so many different activities that we do each year. However, when you do the same thing every year, it can almost lose its novelty and become mundane. This year don’t get stuck in the same patterns, try something different with your family. Maybe go on a mini road trip somewhere new or try a holiday activity you normally wouldn’t do. Think outside the box of what you can do with your family, but make sure you spend time with them.

  2. Don’t focus on the number, focus on the quality.

    It can get stressful when you are the family planner. The foods, decorations, gifts and guests can all get overwhelming. Don’t fret about how many people will be coming to your Holiday party, or the number of gifts you give to each person. Think about how the special people in your life affect you and make sure you
    show your appreciation this holiday.

  3. This is a season, not a day.

    We are all gearing up for the big day. Don’t forget that you have an entire season to appreciate your loved ones. Don’t live for the one day, you have all the time in the world to enjoy and appreciate the people in your life that are making it enjoyable and successful. It is easy to get all hyped up for the day but don’t forget about all the other days you have with them.

  4. Let it NOT be perfect.

    Perfection is an impossible standard that we all live by, yet it is more about the thought than the perfection. We understand that giving yourself the ability to make mistakes is hard, but sometimes you just need to let yourself have some wiggle room to fail. It is more important to spend your time with the people you love.

  5. Remember to have fun

    It is not about everything being perfect, or about all the gifts and food. It is about enjoying the time you have with your family and celebrating everything you have together.

Show your appreciation this holiday and think beyond the perfection and planning that goes
into this holiday. Take a look at some of our gift ideas to show your appreciation for the people
that matter this holiday.