After reading that, you’re either jumping up and down in your giddiness or trembling with fear.
Me? I’m in the first camp. I love the holidays and am one of those annoying people who pop in the Christmas music Nov. 1. Hey, I no longer live under my dad’s roof and no longer have to adhere to his “No Christmas music until after Thanksgiving” edict.
Last year I had all of my Christmas shopping done before Thanksgiving. Granted, I am a single gal who lives 3,000 miles away from family and rarely spend the holidays with them due to my job. I don’t have to deal with big holiday meals, entertaining, in-laws, or children. And I still found plenty of practical and helpful information in Get Yourself Organized for Christmas: Simple Steps to Enjoy the Season
Author Kathi Lipp offers readers twenty-one assignments to make the Christmas holidays less stressful and more enjoyable. Some of the lessons (like creating a Christmas binder and organizing your recipes) will take some time. Others (one which includes doing something nice for yourself) will be easy, refreshing, and relaxing.
In my opinion, Lipp’s best advice deals with deciding which traditions are must haves (or must keeps). Does your family celebration included anything that’s “always been don that way” even if it’s something no one really cares about? Maybe it’s time to re-evaluate.
With real-life examples from her own Christmases past, and a few from readers, Lipp helps set the foundation for a holiday season in which you stress less and enjoy what matters most (family, friends, and Christ’s birth) more.
Added bonuses in the book included some delicious and seemingly simple (I haven’t tried them yet) recipes as well as five assignments to help you clean everything up after December 25.
Get Yourself Organized for Christmas is available everywhere September 1, 2015.
****Harvest House provided me with a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest and fair review. All opinions expressed are my own.