The excitement of the holidays brings with it a stream of extra seasonal activities such as hosting parties, buying gifts and sending out greetings. High expectations to wow loved ones and create meaningful moments can sometimes lead you to feel pressured and stressed.
As the economy recovers, many families will still have to put the brakes on Christmas spending. How does one cut down? How do we break it to the kids? What will the relatives think if we don’t participate in the gift frenzy? Families can do all three if they communicate the changes early, with loving intent and with assurances that the holidays will be about presence and not presents.
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