31 No-Stress Holiday Entertaining Tips

No need to run yourself ragged over the holidays. Try these tips for simple, elegant holiday entertaining.
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Take time to savor

In the rush-rush of the holiday season, it's easy to speed through even the simple pleasures. It's time to stop and smell the pine trees (or cinnamon cookies or soothing peppermint tea). Part of practicing mindfulness is putting things into perspective. As you're rushing along, ask yourself "Is this thing I'm racing around for really that urgent?" and "Is this thing I'm worrying about really that important?" Try to stay in the present and appreciate the cookies baking and the tree trimming.