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10 Things to Do for a Slow Christmas

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If you’re looking for more satisfaction and less stress this holiday season, consider a Slow Christmas.

As the holidays approach, you may start feeling overwhelmed. And the excitement and busyness of the festivities can consume you.

Which can cause you to forget the real significance of Christmas. So this year we’re inviting you to take a different approach.

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Welcome to the concept of a “Slow Christmas”. It’s a holiday season that is more about cherishing each moment and less about the chaos. This approach aims to form stronger bonds with family and loved ones. And it emphasizes creating lasting memories you’ll cherish.

Consider how a Slow Christmas can reduce holiday stress and bring more joy. So before you start shopping, decorating, and hosting, don’t forget to prioritize relaxation.

Christmas cutout cookies with an assortment of frostings & decorations.

Bake Christmas Cookies from Scratch

Instead of purchasing cookies from the store, bake your own from scratch. Making homemade cookies doesn’t take much time and it’s a fun way to engage with your loved ones. And nothings beats a warm cookie!

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Watch Christmas Movies Unplugged

Put down your phone and watch Christmas movies with your family. Family movie nights can be a great way to connect with your kids. So, turn your phone off and watch holiday movies instead of checking social media.

Create a Relaxing Holiday Environment

Decorate your home as a family to create that cozy Christmas feeling that you crave. Put out some extra blankets, light some candles, and even embrace a little hygge.

A family enjoying movie night at home at Christmas.

Curl Up with a Good Winter Novel

Pick up that novel or non-fiction book you’ve had your eye on since Halloween. Or dive into a great winter-themed story. If you don’t have one picked out, head to your local library and browse for a good book.

Make Homemade Ornaments

Sit down with your family and make your ornaments. You can make everything from painted glass ball ornaments to popsicle stick sleds. Or create your own salt dough ornaments to hang on the tree. Be sure to pick crafts that are age appropriate.

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Make and Decorate Gingerbread Houses

If you’re feeling ambitious, try your hand at baking homemade gingerbread house pieces. Or purchase a premade kit if that’s not your forte. Challenge each person to build the coolest gingerbread house.

Or if you’ve got a small group, make it a team event if you don’t want to make a kit for each person.

Go for a Family Drive to Look at Christmas Lights

Pile the family in the car and drive around in search of Christmas lights. Check to see if your town has a Christmas festival of lights or tree lighting to attend.

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Light a Christmas Scented Candle

Pick out a candle that smells like Christmas. Light it in your home throughout the holiday season to enjoy and embrace the scents of the holidays.

Make Your Own Christmas Decorations

Instead of buying store-bought decorations, try your hand at making your own. For example, you can make a wreath for your door or a garland for the fireplace pretty easily.

Dad and daughter hanging ornaments on the Christmas tree.

Stay Home and Be with Family

Instead of rushing out to take part in every activity, make a conscience choice to stay home. So you can enjoy that time with your family, instead of knocking off a bucket list activity.

And you can still do fun activities, you just won’t have the stress of holiday traffic or cranky people while you’re out.

A Slow Christmas means savoring the moment and cherishing what matters. It’s about spending quality time with loved ones during the holidays. Remember, the holidays don’t need to be filled with chaos or endless to-do lists.

When you choose to slow down, you’ll discover the true spirit of Christmas. It’s not about hustle and bustle, but about love, peace, and joy.

So, let’s take a step back and embrace the beauty of the season. Here’s to a slow, memorable, and joyous Christmas.

I hope these tips will help you slow down during the holiday season. Whether you need to scale back or learn to say no, it’s important to be in the moment.

Here’s to a slow, memorable, and joyous Christmas!

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