Simple Ways to Relax During the Holidays

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Simple tips on how to relax during the holidays

The holidays are here and chaos has already started at the House of Fauci’s. There is so much that has to be done before Thanksgiving and Christmas arrives. We have already put the tree up and decorated the house. We still have to plan menus, get our house company ready and put up Christmas lights outside. Time is going by fast! I feel like there are not enough hours in the day. As I have grown and experienced life, I have learned that even though things need to be done and holiday deadlines need to be met, it is important to find simple ways to relax during the holidays.

Here are simple ways you can relax during the holidays

Even though you don’t want to stop preparing for company or stop cleaning your home and making it spotless so that your mother in law doesn’t give you the side eye, it is very important that you take the time to relax during the holidays. There are so many simple and memory making ways to do this.

  • Color– Yes, grown-ups can color. Coloring can be very relaxing and your kids will love to see you color. I found a huge selection of Adult Coloring Books at Oriental Trading. Some of these Adult Coloring Books were also perfect for my preteen. It is a great way to bond and relax.
  • Bake– I love baking for others during the holiday season. For me, even though baking can be a lot of work, it’s also relaxing. In addition, it’s a great way to get your kids involved and make awesome memories.
  • Movie– Grab your softest blanket, a pillow and make a pallet on the couch.
  • Good Deeds–  Doing good things for others brings happiness and joy to me, so when I want to step away from cleaning and organizing the house, I grab my kids and figure out a way to give back. One way you can give back is purchasing mini stockings and filling them with nail polish and Santa chocolates and taking them to your local nursing home. Oriental Trading has a huge variety of stockings and chocolates that can help make this happen. Find them here.
  • Read– Curl up, clear your mind and grab your favorite book.
  • Unplug– Turn off your laptop, put away your phone, and turn on some music. Not only will this help you relax but it might make you want to dance.




Oriental Trading has so many items that you can use to relax during the holidays. From adult coloring books to colored pencils to chocolates that you can share with someone that you want to smile. What do you do to relax during the chaotic holiday season?

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