I'm not sure if it's Hallmark's doing or it's the expectations we place on ourselves– all I know is that while the holiday season is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year–right about now it feels anything but! Of course our kids deserve all the magic and that is why I'm sharing this Santa’s Workshop Printable Party Kit … you'll have to keep reading for it!
There's all this pressure to manufacture family bonding– especially with relatives– who although they may be your first cousins- you have absolutely NO relationship with- and yet you feel this obligation to spread good cheer, and deplete your already shrinking bank account (don't even get me started on that) by participating in the holiday- relatives you see once a year- grab bag.
This year I'm looking forward to spending the holidays on my own terms- and not giving into the contrived expectations that advertising firms have us convinced the holidays ought to be, replete with round-robin meals that are supposed to appear as if they've leapt off the pages of a Martha Stewart Living magazine and ultimately play out like a happy Hollywood ending.
Familial relationships are messy and complicated and I've yet to see anyone close to me hop on a steed and ride off into a glorious sunset.. just saying.
So, if like me, you're looking to keep the holidays as stress free as possible here are THREE sanity saving ways to help you get over the holiday hump-intact! (And here is a link to WHY Holiday Delegation is Awesome )
Take a DEEP Breath.
Get PRESENT in the moment.
Ask Yourself: What is Important this very second.
I can't take credit for these magnificent nuggets of wisdom- they are from Greg Mckeown
But let's not forget that The holiday season is filled with many opportunities to bring on extra magical fun into our homes – which includes this Santa’s Workshop Printable Party Kit! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend a day in Santa’s Workshop?
Well, here I’ve included a special printable party kit for you to enjoy an amazing adventure right in Santa’s Workshop! FUN and creativity await your kiddos as they explore the different “stations”.
They’ll wrap presents, take turns caring for Santa’s reindeer, and enjoy lots of yummy snacks in “Santa’s Sweets Station” among other activities! Enjoy seeing your children’s imaginations come to life as they play for a day in Santa’s Workshop!
Get the full downloadable Santa's Workshop Party Kit printable
And once you have your kit printed out an assembled you might want to try our recipe for Reindeer cookies
So… did you have any additional sanity saving ways to keep your holidays stress free?!