Isn’t it great how we moms can just sit back this time of year and let Santa take care of everything? Oh wait… 😑🙄
Christmas may be full of holiday magic and cheer, but it’s also one of the most stressful times of the year for moms. The mental burden of your family’s to-do list is heavy, and we’re all feeling that extra weight on our shoulders. Presents to buy and wrap, holiday meals to plan, groceries to purchase, food to cook, holiday outfits to coordinate, decorations to put out – it all adds up! Not to mention all of the other chores we normally do like dishes and laundry. We also have to make sure our kids have a magical Christmas – Santa pictures, gingerbread houses, elf on the shelf, stocking stuffers, an advent calendar, Christmas cookies, reindeer food – we seriously need our own fleet of elves to help with everything!
Luckily I have a few holiday hacks that can help save your sanity. I’m not saying I’m perfect (I’ll be right there with you at Target on Christmas Eve buying a last-minute gift) but I think these tips will help you save some time and energy!
Holiday Hacks for Busy Moms
- Hot glue the gingerbread houses together. The icing that comes with the kit rarely holds, and it makes everyone frustrated. Hot-glue that stuff together! (Obviously, you won’t be able to eat the part with the hot glue. But let’s be honest – the yummy part is the icing and candy!)
- Seal Christmas card envelopes with a paintbrush and water. No one needs a million papercuts on their tongue this holiday season! Or, skip the holiday card altogether and post a cute picture and message on social media instead.
- Save some of your kids’ artwork for a couple of months before Christmas. These make great cards for relatives or even tags for gifts! Grandma always loves special pieces of art from her grandkids.
- Email your kids’ teachers Starbucks gift cards straight from your Starbucks app. Make sure to add a note that says the card is from your kid. Teacher gifts – DONE!
- Stock up on a few bottles of wine and some festive wine bags. You can grab and go to holiday parties with a quick and easy hostess gift!
- Outsource some of the Christmas shopping to your husband. Make sure to give him a deadline so he’s not shopping at the last minute instead of helping you do other things to get ready for guests.
- If there was ever a time to use Instacart for grocery delivery – this is it! For me, it’s totally worth paying a little extra to save time and energy. Use the code HDAVIS222 for $10 off your first order! https://inst.cr/t/kb3MwhVWb
What are some things you do to save yourself time and energy during the busy holiday season?