I love the holidays – spending time with family and friends, enjoying family traditions, savoring food and experiences. I do not love the commercialization, the pressure, and the waste (so much waste!). If you’re also seeking to simplify your holidays, I found some really great resources by New Dream that are full of helpful ideas: https://newdream.org/simplify-the-holidays.
I’d love to hear how you’ve simplified your holidays. A few years ago, my extended family decided to draw names so we’re only buying one gift for the adults rather than giving gifts to everyone. I also seek creative ways to wrap gifts to reduce waste – like wrapping a gift in a scarf – or giving the gift of an experience. Last year, I teamed up with my sister and we gifted our niece and nephews tickets to the Children’s Theatre Company. I’m looking for new ideas for this year. What have you found to be helpful in simplifying your holidays?