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Making the Holidays Meaningful

How can you make the holidays meaningful? The Holiday Season is here. Lots of parties, events, and excitement. Will you get caught up in all the business of Christmas or be more intentional and meaningful?

1. Decide what is most important to your family. Consider how you want the season to feel. What memories you want to make. You don’t have to do what everyone else is doing. Choose what your family believes and values.

2. Focus on connection. Your children just want to spend time with you. They likely don’t remember half of the gifts they get each year, but they do remember the feelings and the memories you make together. The same rings true for extended family.

3. Keep it simple. Sure, all the parties, events, and advent activities are fun. But try to keep focused on the bigger pictured your priorities rather than the tiny details. Meltdowns, stress and burnout are more likely to happen when you have a packed schedule, too many late nights and too many treats. Try to keep things simple and consistent for your family.

4. Slowdown and enjoy. Savour moments together. Don’t worry about what everyone else is doing. This is your family, your holidays season.

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