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Embracing the Joy of a Slow and Simple Christmas

I don’t know about you, but there is something so warming about a simple Christmas. The season we’ve all been waiting for is here, and it often arrives with a whirlwind of busyness, overwhelming to-do lists, and a sense that the hustle and bustle doesn’t quite align with our cherished slow and simple lives.

I’m no exception, and I’m sure many of you can relate. Don’t get me wrong; I adore Christmas. However, I’ve come to realise that it can become an all-consuming task, a subconscious journey I embark on every year without even realizing it. It’s just the way things happen during this time of year, right?


Contrary to popular belief, Christmas doesn’t have to be a time of stress and overwhelm. In fact, it can be just as serene and simple as the rest of the year, aligning perfectly with the slow and mindful lifestyle that we desire.

Notice the Christmas Consumerism

This season is often marred by rampant consumerism, a force designed to keep us constantly busy and spending money. The truth is, you don’t have to do anything that doesn’t serve you or your family. Not the excessive gift-giving, not the endless round of Christmas events, and not the pressure to curate the perfect, magical holiday experience for your loved ones.

You have the power to choose how you celebrate and can opt out of anything that doesn’t resonate with the values and priorities and priorities that you align with. Remember that the modern-day holiday season, while undoubtedly lively, is intentionally engineered to keep us rushed, frazzled, and spending. However, there is another path to explore.

If you’re yearning for a more slow and simple Christmas, here are a few tips to help you get started:

  • Set realistic expectations. Don’t try to do everything. Choose a few traditions and activities that are most meaningful to you and focus on those.
  • Say no to commitments that don’t serve you. It’s okay to decline invitations to events or holiday gatherings that you don’t have the time or energy for.
  • Simplify your gift-giving. Focus on giving gifts that are meaningful and thoughtful, rather than expensive or lavish.
  • Reduce clutter and decorations. Don’t feel the need to overdo it with the decorations. Choose a few simple and meaningful decorations that you love.
  • Take care of yourself. Make sure to get enough sleep, eat healthy foods, and exercise regularly. It’s important to take care of yourself during the holiday season so that you can enjoy it to the fullest.

Remember, the most important thing is to spend time with your loved ones and create memories that will last a lifetime. Don’t let the stress and pressure of the holiday season take away from the joy of celebrating.

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What Christmas looks like in our home

In our home, we’ve found that simplifying our Christmas season brings a sense of calm and joy that truly works for our family. We focus on meaningful traditions like decorating our tree with cherished ornaments and savoring homemade treats by the fireplace. By reducing the emphasis on excessive gift-giving and instead opting for thoughtful, heartfelt presents, we’ve found that the joy of giving and receiving is more profound. In our household, we’ve adopted a practice of spreading out the Christmas gift-giving for our young children. This approach ensures that they don’t become overwhelmed by a flurry of gifts all at once. It allows them to fully appreciate and engage with each present, savoring the excitement and joy of unwrapping and exploring their gifts over time.

We also embrace the beauty of handmade decorations and cosy, sustainable gifts that align with our slow and simple living values. Prioritising quality time with loved ones, we celebrate with intimate gatherings and moments of reflection to connect on a deeper level. Ultimately, our approach to a simpler Christmas allows us to treasure the season’s true essence and create lasting memories.

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