As the holiday season approaches and the first part of November gives way to the end of fall and the beginning of winter, the small town of Shipshewana, Indiana, transforms into a festive wonderland. The annual Lighting Up Shipshewana event marks the beginning of the Christmas season and draws visitors from near and far.
Prepare to deck the halls and countdown to Christmas with some fabulous advent calendar ideas for adults. Advent calendars are the holiday season’s secret sauce, turning the days leading up to Christmas Day into a merry marathon of daily surprises. And don’t think they’re just for the little kids – nope, these calendars are stuffed with goodies for grown-ups!
Michigan in wintertime is nothing short of a snowy wonderland, and when the festive season rolls around, it truly transforms into a dazzling display of holiday cheer. If you’re not sure where to begin, don’t worry! I have put together an amazing list of places to see Christmas lights in Michigan. From the quaint charm of small-town festivals to the grandeur of drive-through light displays, there’s a spectacle for everyone to enjoy.
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The holiday season is here, which means it can be difficult sometimes to find time for yourself. Remember that it is just as important for you to take care of yourself as it is to care for everyone else and all of their needs. Self-care isn’t just for women who have extra time on their hands! EVERYONE should make time for it! Here are some relaxing self-care rituals, including how to use a daily self care planner to help incorporate more self-care into your daily routine without spending a lot of time away from your family this holiday season.
My adult daughter Lexi and I took a girls’ vacation to Cleveland, Ohio. One of our favorite stops on the trip was the Christmas Story House (which is really more of a Christmas Story home, if we’re being honest), where the classic movie, A Christmas Story, was filmed. We had so much fun learning about a Christmas Story bb gun and the Leg Lamp in a Christmas story (it’s a major award, ya know).
Practicing a mindful attitude during the holidays can reduce stress. Begin journaling mindfulness and these other techniques to reduce stress. But first, know that you are not alone if you find your stress level rising as autumn settles in and the holiday season looms large? A 2015 survey by Healthline found that almost two-thirds of people report that their stress level increased throughout the holiday season. I found it particularly interesting that even more women than men reported higher stress during the holiday season. What’s the difference? Could it be because we get carried away with trying to pull off the “perfect” holiday each year?