Christmas made easy.

This year, our family has decided to make a change and simplify our Christmas. It’s always such an exciting time of year, and I may or may not have already started playing Mariah Carey’s Christmas tunes when no one else is around (starting from the 1st of November). But, from previous experience, I’ve learnt that it’s also equally daunting to know the damage that is about to be done to bank accounts and stress levels around the globe as the festive season draws closer.

So, to help you simplify your Christmas (and focus on what’s really important) this year, here are some simple steps that I use to help create a stress-free environment.



Don’t let Christmas creep up on you. Try not to leave everything to a last-minute rush on Christmas Eve. Start early and write lists of what you need to do, to save you from going in blind and buying more than you need.



To save a little time and money, organise a Kris Kringle between your friends and/or family instead of being left with a huge list of family members that you have to buy gifts for. This way, you can put your time and your budget into getting that one person something meaningful that you know they will appreciate.

If the Kris Kringle is too hard, give your family a present limit. We have a small family and have limited our gifts to one for each person. This way no one is buying things because they feel like they are expected to keep up with everyone else.


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Feature image by – Kate Garcia

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