You Tell Us: How Do You Get Organized for the Holidays?

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Erika Rasmusson Janes on Nov 7, 2011 at 7:46AM

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You Tell Us: How Do You Get Organized for the Holidays?

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Don't Let Yourself Get Stressed!

“I don't believe in being stressed over the holidays. What's the point? Sure, they're busy. And yes, I've resigned myself to the fact that they're no longer to be spent leisurely -- as I’m a mom now and extended family plans come first. But what's the alternative -- not having family to celebrate with? When I hear people complain about the holidays, I just want to say, "find a real problem to complain about!

I literally buy gifts all year long. When I hear a family member say they want/need something, I make a note and buy it for them for Christmas. I always have my shopping done weeks in advance (if not months). I also pre-make and freeze really great appetizers that I just pop in the oven the day of an event. -- Tali
 

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