One of the greatest sources of stress over holidays, according to my clients, is trying to keep extended family members happy. No matter the holiday, it falls on one specific day. Now that your children have their own children and two (or, more and more commonly, three or four) sets of in-laws, planning visits can be a real frustration.
If everyone wanted you to be with them on Christmas Day, that would often be impossible. Many parents want Christmas morning at home with their children. If grandparents become hurt or impose guilt trips if things don’t go their way, that adds a whole other level of distress.
Christmas is coming! While it can be hard to think that far ahead in the family calendar when we still have Thanksgiving and Halloween to look forward to, it’s time to start planning.
Many families start off the month of December counting down to the big holiday in various ways, including the old standard chocolate Advent calendar, or the visitation of a certain spying elf. Companies have started offering themed Advent calendars featuring everything from beer and wine for the grown-ups to art supplies, bath products, and toys. This year, why not try an activity-based calendar that will delight the entire family?
As the holiday season approaches, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the whirlwind of shopping and entertaining that comes with this time of year. With a little help from Professional Organizers in Canada, Canadians can focus more time on enjoying the festivities of this holiday season by organizing a few key spaces in their homes and by planning their shopping in advance.
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