I love the holidays, but I don’t like how stressed-out and frantic people become during the season (good cheer, anyone?). I like to keep the holidays about quality family time, which means not overextending myself by overcommitting to things or creating expectations I can’t possibly meet. To [humorously] highlight some of the crazy events that mark the holiday season, I’ve drafted this list of 13 things I won’t be doing this holiday season. Enjoy!
While there are definitely families in need year round, the holiday season typically brings giving to the forefront of our minds. Maybe it’s because we’re busy thinking of gift ideas for family and friends, or simply looking forward to the together time that comes with the holidays.
Giving back doesn’t always have to involve monetary donations (although those are wonderful); here are a few ways you can make a difference in other families’ lives without making a financial contribution: