How to Enjoy A Stress-Free, Debt-Free Holiday with Your Family This Year {Real Life with Lisa}


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How does your family handle holiday planning?

“This is always such a difficult time for our family – trying to decide which family we see on which day and how long to stay.

I feel like the holidays are run, run, run and we don’t get time to sit and enjoy the company.

Every year I try to open the discussion with my husband, but I feel like the conversation turns into a defensive battle – each of us battling to get more time with our side of the family.

I have a large family with 4 siblings (each married with children) and my husband has only 1 brother.

Any advice would be very appreciated.” ~ Question from a Reader

Holidays. Family. Stress. Expenses. Busy. 

It can all conspire against us experiencing the joy that Christmas is supposed to bring, can’t it? It took us several years – mostly through trial and error – before we found some concrete ways that we could celebrate…and yet still enjoy this time as a family.

So today we’re going to be talking about the holidays and some very real, very practical ways we can make this season surprisingly stress-free and even debt-free (yes, it’s possible!). 

Resources shared in this video:

We keep our decorations at Christmas fairly simple. We enjoy lighting lots of candles and then placing a few things here and there that highlight the true meaning of Christmas. Below are some of my favorite decorations (seen in the background).

Ever Thine Home Star Garland 1

Ever Thine Home Star Garland

Ever Thine Home Bright-Morning-Star

Ever Thine Home Name Ornaments

Star Garland available—>HERE

Bright Morning Star available—>HERE

His Savior Names available—-HERE

Recommended reading for debt-free living:
Love Your Life, Not Theirs by Rachel CruzeLove Your Life, Not Theirs: 7 Money Habits for Living the Life You Want by Rachel Cruze (daughter of Dave Ramsey)

NEXT WEEK we will continue the conversation and cover things like:

    • What if there’s a conflict in goals and/or expectations?
    • How can we prepare our family’s hearts for Christmas

If you have another topic you’d like me to address, you can ask it here: Connect with Lisa

Thank you for joining me and sharing Real Life together! I’ll look forward to talking with you again next week!!

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In His Grace,

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