- File Size: 337 KB
- Print Length: 34 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: October 30, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0061FON60
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #540,911 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
A Minimalist Family Christmas Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
One of the best suggestions in the book is the use of a four-letter word: Nope. "Nope, we can't attend the party this year." "Nope, we aren't free for dinner that night." Instead, Janes suggests some homemade family fun such as having a family slumber party around the Christmas tree one night or taking a day when everyone can stay in their pajamas. The idea is to enjoy the holidays and celebrate the meaning rather than unwrap a dozen gifts that will break, or that we don't want in the first place, then become overwhelmed because we don't know what to do with them and they become more clutter.
A small number of decorations makes for a prettier house than one that is covered in glitz. Going for quality rather than quantity is better, too. The idea is to have what we need and really love, not a house full of things we don't know what to do with.
I found this to be a book full of excellent suggestions for holiday meals, gifts, cards, decorating and more in a minimal way that doesn't cause a nervous breakdown. I recommend this to anyone who is stressed at the holidays.
I have some suggestions for making Christmas less hectic. These are things I have done this year and I plan on enjoying the season with my friends and family:
Start shopping early, a little at a time - easier on the wallet. When you have an idea for somebody get it so you don't forget. And shop from the comfort of your own home in your pj's by shopping Amazon. Great prices and they have just about anything you want. No crowds, no pepper spray, so trampling.
Wrap the gift as they come in so you don't have piles to wrap Christmas Eve.
Decorate a little at a time. I started at Thanksgiving putting out a few things and am continuing until next weekend when we will get the tree and be done.
Baking also can be done a little at a time. A few different kinds each Saturday/Sunday up to Christmas and you'll end up with quite a few.
There, I've written my book on making Christmas easier. This year I plan on sitting and relaxing with my husband with a glass of wine enjoying the glow from the lights of the Christmas tree.
I found this guide to be helpful and practical, with easy to implement ideas that will make anyone's holiday season more meaningful and less stressful.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It wasn't horrible but honestly everything in it was just common sense. Nothing in it made me think, "oh that's a great idea".Published 22 months ago by Lisa c.
This is a great guide for those of us with families on our journey to become minimalists. This is just what I needed to survive the holidays!Published on January 16, 2014 by Tara Biddle
Do not recommend. Do all of the suggestions. Is a 1 in my rating. Others might like but I did not.Published on March 11, 2013 by Carroll
This is a great book for families or just anyone wanting to simplify their holidays from gift giving, to decorating to everything in between this is a great book.Published on December 20, 2012 by Rebecca Lancaster
I would not call this book minimalist at all!!! I would refer to it more as a guide on "How to organise your Family Christmas and Gift-Giving"!!Published on February 18, 2012 by -Monique-