Marcia, thanks for being here today! Let’s start off with a talking about why do we get so stressed out about the holidays? They’re supposed to be treasured times!
After staying up wrapping gifts on Christmas Eve one year too many, I actually spread out my calendars the next week and figured out how to simplify the season. The secret was to not wait until after Thanksgiving to trigger holiday action plan, but to use November 1 to remember there are now 8 weeks until Christmas! Hence the Holiday Season Calendar Plan evolved and has rescued many harried women and families including my own. Last year I was Sam’s Club Spokesperson for Entertaining for the Holidays. You will feel like you’ve arrived when you follow this plan.
The book premise is we have “Things to Do, Places to Go, and People to See!” I walk the reader through each of those including gifts, decorating, cards, event planning, making the most of your limited time, and new celebration ideas for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. I’ve included 10 Tips from Lifestyle Experts to learn how to celebrate without gaining weight, bargain Gift Shopping, Relationship Tips, Decorating Your Holiday home tips, and even Food Tips to Impress Your Guests.
#1- Pick a date to start your Holiday Season of writing a Gift List, check your wrapping supplies, and when you’ll put up your decorations.
With a little extra planning, the holiday season can become a time to look forward to – a time with family and friends, beautiful decorations, homemade cooking, special events and giving from your heart. I end the book by saying, “Remember the holidays are as much a matter of organization as they are a matter of the heart. Get better at both each year to fully enjoy the holiday season from now on.”
Susan here! So there you have it! You might also want to know that Marcia will host a free Holiday Club Class on November 8. You can sign up for free at:
Now would you like to win a copy of Marcia’s book and devotional? Just leave a comment here on the blog before midnight PST next Sunday (Nov. 11). A winner will be drawn by random.org and announced next Monday morning.