10 Ways Baby Boomers can have a More Merry Christmas
Baby Boomers can experience a more Merry Christmas if we think about what Christmas really means.
1. Don't Expect Perfection
Real families argue and burn the gravy - so don't try and live up to a media image you have in your mind.
2. Enjoy the Moment
Take time to enjoy the delights of the festive season, otherwise there's no point. Enjoy the company, the food, the decorations and the carols you lose the chance of sharing the magic, which makes Christmas special.
3. Don't Make it Overwhelming
If you have too much to do then ask for help. No one says you have to do it all. Make a list of all you have to do and cross off anything, which does not make you smile (or which others would not miss).
4. Spend within Your Budget
If you will have to spend the next 6 months paying for the extras, then you are better off without them. Do the best you can with the money you have.
5. Plan to have Fun
Christmas has become very commercial, but it doesn't have to be. You can plan to have fun with your family and friends. Plan for entertainment for everyone. Maybe it’s to play games or perhaps watch some old family movies.
6. Try to Find the Meaning for You
Christmas is about togetherness, having a good time, peace and goodwill to everyone, being loving and joyful. Decide what Christmas means to you and plan for something that makes it special.
7. Show the Kids its Now About Stuff
Help them experience the true meaning by sharing special moments. Bake cookies with them. Decorate the tree together. Sing carols and collect money for charity.
8. Give of Yourself
Give in ways other than buying presents to experience the magic of Christmas. You'll get back as much joy as you give.
9. Consider Yourself
Make sure that you take your own wishes into consideration about how you would like to spend Christmas too. No one creates a rule that says Christmas has to be this way or that.
If you decide to change things let everyone know ahead of time. You may not know how important a particular tradition feels to someone until you try and change it. Ask what everyone likes about Christmas and try and accommodate as many wishes as possible without compromising your own happiness.
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Baby Boomer Magazine wishes you a very Merry Christmas!