November can be very busy. There’s Black Friday, Thanksgiving traditions/crafts, and preparing for Christmas. Keeping things simple can be very hard.
One way we are keeping it simple is giving nice practical stocking stuffer gifts to siblings and nieces/ nephews. I think last year it was expensive candy.
We will scan the Black Friday ads, but don’t see us buying much that day, as there are good sales after Black Friday also. When we do need something we will check out the deal sites first.
We already decorated our Thanksgiving wreath and do not plan on any other activities except for decorating cookies, playing board games,practicing basketball and watching football. But we will be filling Operation Christmas Child boxes, from things we already have and things we can make/sew.
Christmas decorations will just be the tree, a wreath, and candles.
The kids will most likely receive a book or music and a character t-shirt. They usually get money from their grandparents and go shopping after Christmas, most likely for smaller Legos and used video games.
We will listen to songs, decorate cookies and play board games for Christmas. We will go on a Christmas outing with our homeschool group.
What ways are you keeping the holidays simple?