Simplify, Celebrate, and Enjoy the Season: Introducing Minimalist Holidays

Minimalist Holidays

It's odd that the holidays — occasions for rest, reflection, celebration, and togetherness — can turn into another source of stress and overwhelm.

But not this year! Welcome to Minimalist Holidays, a series of posts inspired by the central idea behind Minimalist Parentingyou can enjoy the holidays more when you do less. 

Every week from now until the end of the year, Christine and I will share tips for simplifying the holidays so you can focus on what's important: enjoying the season with your family.

A few highlights:

  • How to involve your kids in holiday preparations
  • Permission not do everything on your holiday to-do list
  • Ideas for fun, simple activities and traditions
  • A reminder that what you enjoy might not resemble a picture from the Pottery Barn catalog

We've got plenty of tips, but we also want to highlight some of the great ideas floating around the blogosphere. If you come across a "simple holidays" blog post you think we should know about (including your own!) leave a comment on any Minimalist Holidays post, or let me know on Twitter or Facebook.

Minimalist Holidays posts will appear everywhere Christine and I blog, but you'll find links to the whole series at the Minimalist Holidays page. The first post is all about creative substitutions for your Thanksgiving table. Because surely I'm not the only one without a gravy boat.

This is going to be fun. And, hopefully, helpful for us all. We all work hard…when the holidays come around, it's time to relax and celebrate.

More: Parent Hacks post about Minimalist Parenting (the book)