Now that we're into November and in official holiday mode, Kristen has asked for our best tip for getting the most out of the holidays, to be compiled in a special Works-for-Me-Wednesday. I'd have to say that the best advice I have for ANYONE trying to make plans for the holiday is: BE FLEXIBLE.
Most years we've had Christmas on December 25th like everyone else but we didn't get bent out of shape if it had to be on the 26th, 27th, or even the 28th (sometimes we even stretched it out for several of those days). Why? Because what worked for us was celebrating when our family could be together. Some of us lived overseas, some had to work, some were sharing time with other relatives, so we had to be flexible.
Being flexible means that you will enjoy the time you DO have with family and friends without disappointment that a particular tradition didn't happen on a certain day. Being flexible during the holidays works for me! For more ideas for getting the most out of the holidays at Works-for-Me-Wednesday, click HERE.