Reality Check

Holiday planning needs to be grounded in cold hard reality.  Try these ideas to keep Christmas plans on time and on budget.

Christmas Calm: 10 Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday Season
Tips for a calm Christmas
Cynthia Ewer

Sure, you love the holiday season--but just not so much of it! This year, you're hoping to cut the crazy out of Christmas: to trim the celebration back to one that is sustainable and calm.

Question is, just how do you do less--and enjoy it more--during the Christmas holiday season?

If you're aiming to simplify Christmas, take time to ponder ways to cut stress, save money and tame over-the-top traditions. Setting simplicity strategies in place early will keep you from being swept up in holiday madness.  Try these ideas: