The holidays can be such a hectic time. It’s so easy to lose track of the spirit of Christmas. Obligations overtake joy and errands take precedent over worship. It’s important to plan activities to help us stay grounded and remember what the holidays are really about – our Lord and our families.
The team at Doves & Daughters has put together a little list of ways to keep our heads on straight as December kicks into gear.
+ Give back!
Nothing keeps our souls in check quite like service to our communities. This Christmas while you’re getting your holiday cards together, consider contacting local nursing homes to see if you can send some personalized cards to the older folks who may not have their families around. You can even organize a card writing campaign with your community at church! Another great way to give back is by sending some goodies to our troops. Organizations like Soldiers’ Angels are a fantastic way to bring a little Christmas cheer to our men & women abroad!
+ Make time for quiet
Pour yourself some hot chocolate & do some journaling or Bible study. Check out our Pinterest board Christmas Bible Study for some reading inspiration!
+ Decorate On a Dime
Sometimes I wonder why we spend so much on decorations! Decorating the house with your family is such a wonderful tradition but we definitely don’t need to break the bank to do it. A little decorating DIY can be way better. Keeping decoration spending in check can help save some money for gifts for loved ones! We created a Christmas Decoration DIY Pinterest board to help with some ideas!
+ Make Holiday Plans with Friends Earlier in the Month
The end of December can sneak up on us so quickly! Relieve some of the last minute chaos by planning your friend’s Christmas celebrations earlier in the month!
+ Print a Christmas Gift List & Budget Ahead of Time
Check out our Holiday Pinterest board for some free printables so help keep track of your budget a gift buying this season. You can also check out Doves & Daughters for Christian gifts for the women in your life.
+ Print Christmas Gift List & Budget Ahead of Time
+ Plan some free or budget friendly holiday activities for your family & friends
Our best Christmas memories are the simple ones with family. Schedule some time to drive around checking out Christmas lights, plan a cozy Christmas movie night, decorate wreaths with friends, or organize a letter to Santa writing party for the kiddos!
+ The Crock Pot is your friend
Save some time while you’re running Christmas shopping errands or picking up relatives from the airport and have dinner cooking itself in the slow cooker. When our schedules are nuts, the crock pot is our best friend. Check out our Slow Cooker Recipe Pinterest board for recipes & inspiration!
And most of all, remember:
God Bless & Happy Holidays! xoxo, the team at Doves & Daughters