I see a lot of controversy about Santa and Christmas in general. While I do not agree with some of these viewpoints (I will be writing a post about this soon), one thing I do agree with is that Christmas has become very commercialized and for many can be stressful.
I have tried to start focusing on the fun and magic of the spirit instead of gifts. Honestly I think as parents we bring a lot of the stress on ourselves. The kids are generally pleased with whatever is under the tree. I am aware they want everything on every commercial. Guess what? They generally don't remember everything they have asked for.
One great way to battle the stress is to start planning for next Christmas on Dec. 26th! LOL! ;) Lots of stuff will be on clearance that week as far as decorations and so on. I found these posts to encourage you and help you be a little more stress free this Christmas. I enjoyed them.
So what are your best tips for a less stressed Christmas???