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Author Nordmann, Meg, author.

Title Have yourself a minimalist Christmas : slow down, save money & enjoy a more intentional holiday / Meg Nordmann ; editor, Amber Hatch ; foreword, Denaye Barahona.

Publication Info. [United States] : [Meg Nordmann], 2020
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  394.2663 NOR    DUE 02-24-23 LINKin OFF-SITE
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Description 125 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Foreword / Denaye Barahona -- Introduction -- What is minimalism? How does it apply to Christmas? -- The origins of a consumerist holiday. The history of America's Santa ; The big business of a consumerist Christmas -- Decluttering in advance. Children's rooms ; Kitchen ; Winter wardrobes ; Living area ; Don't declutter everything -- Intentionality. Simplifying decorating ; Be intentional with your time ; Hard plans ; The biggest hard plan: Christmas Day ; Loose plans -- Creating traditions. Suggestions for simple traditions ; Dropping self-imposed traditions -- Buying (less) gifts. Strategy #1, Budget ; Strategy #2, The 4-gift rule ; Strategy #3, Quality over quantity -- Focusing on presence, not presents. Get grounded ; Digital declutter ; A childlike view -- Asking your family (to not buy stuff). Strategy #1, Dropping hints ; Strategy #2, Set limits ; Strategy #3, Provide lists ; Expect gifts ; Use your manners -- Setting up your new normal.
Summary "Less stuff" during this most stressful and expensive time of year can mean "less busy" and leave you with "more peace". Meg Nordmann will guide you through shifting your mindset towards accumulation, having hard conversations, clearing your calendar, and holiday-specific decluttering, with a focus on intentionality and presence to make room for what really matters in life.--From back cover.
Subject Christmas.
Simplicity.
Orderliness.
Conduct of life.
Genre Self-help publications.
Added Author Barahona, Denaye, 1983- writer of foreword.
Added Title Minimalist Christmas
ISBN 9781734912111 (Paperback)
1734912111 (Paperback)
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