Christmas Tips: Have a Hassle Free Holidays @ Reward Me

5 Tips To Reduce Stress This Christmas

Get organised with these easy ways to keep Christmas holidays special without any hassle. Focus on what’s really important to you and treat the household chores of the festive season like a game of striking off targets – you’ll be sorted in no time.


1. Christmas planning – simplify your gift list

Go with a theme and stick to this so you’re not spending weeks choosing the right present for everyone. For example, it could be travel (guide books for those planning big trips next year, digital photo albums for those who’ve just come back from somewhere exciting, clever little travel gadgets for everyone else).

Check out these amazing Christmas gift ideas here at Reward Me.

2. Greetings by email

There’s no need to waste time and money on cards and stamps. Go to your favourite charity’s website and send ‘e-cards’ – these are greetings sent out to email addresses you choose, and you make a donation. Charities like Macmillan Cancer Support and Barnardos do this.

3. Keeping guests happy

If you have family or friends coming to stay, don’t reduce stress about what they’ll want to do, just ask them! Invite guests to come up with the afternoon’s entertainment or bring along five fab DVDs for that time when everyone’s ready to veg out on the sofa. Involving guests will keep the atmosphere informal and ease the pressure on you.

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4. Throwing a Christmas party

Don’t make your party complicated – just set a day when you throw an ‘open house’. This is more relaxed than getting everything ready for a big bash in the evening: friends and family can pop in through the day and you just need a ready supply of muffins, juice, snacks and other drinks ready, depending on what time people arrive and leave, with no need to prepare a huge buffet. 

5. What to do on the big day?

You don’t have to be the only hostess for a day’s fun! Instead, ask everyone in the family to list things they’d love to do on pieces of paper and pick the suggestions out of a jar to create a spontaneous but special Christmas Day.

Savvy tip

Set a deadline for household chores to be done. After this time (maybe it’s midday on Christmas Eve) all boring tasks cease until December 27. Don’t worry, laundry will get done, rooms will be tidied, but right now, it’s time to enjoy yourselves!

Find interesting and fun activities that you can do with your family here at our blog.

Read interesting ways to spend time with your family and improve your family life here.

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