Great alternative to piles of individually wrapped gifts! Easier for you and better for the planet -- win win.

Avoid holiday overwhelm and truly enjoy the season with these simple tips.


This year I’m very focused on giving my family an experienced based, minimalist(ish) holiday season. We’ve cut our budget by quite a lot this year–and a good chunk of that budget is set aside for things like taking a train ride to play in the snow and going ice skating. For the first time, ever, …

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Ways to Simplify the Holidays

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In cultures around the world, celebrations of special occasions are opportunities for gift giving.  For those of us who want to encourage our children to live simply, these occasions often invite feelings of frustration when well-meaning family and friends bombard our children with gifts that are ei

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Anyone can make this DIY Upcycled Chanukah Menorah!

Another idea for all those cards -- Recycled Christmas Placemats!

Great ideas for what to do with all those holiday cards!

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A holiday gift tracker for those who want to give meaningful gifts from the heart

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The Wallet Buddy: a cleverly-designed paper sleeve that wraps around an ATM or credit card, and offers a list of thoughtful questions to ask before making a purchase. Download it, print it, and share it with family and friends.

Don't bust your budget this holiday season! The Simplify the Holidays calendar includes lots of great resources for staying on track, and avoiding financial stress this year.

How we help curb the "I want that"s during the holidays