Shop Now for a Stress-Free Holiday

The last few holiday seasons, I have pretty much finished my shopping by the end of November. Why? Well first, I HATE the mall during the holidays. WAY too crowded. I’ve got better things to do with my time. But also, by planning ahead, I can place orders with my favorite direct sellers, get everything delivered to my door with time to spare, and I can get on with what I have to do.

What about you? Have you made your list yet?

You have control over whether or not the holidays are stressful. You have control over what your kids remember about the holidays. Is it a time of madness? Or a time of joy? Are you constantly running errands? Or spending time with your kids making memories?

It’s time to break out of the “rushing” mode that so often goes along with the holidays.

At every party, give your guests a “wish list” to fill in with memory joggers, like Friends, Neighbors, Hairdresser, Teachers, Mail Carriers, After-School Activity Leaders, Church, etc. Give them lines to fill in names and gifts to purchase. (Here’s a downloadable template…a little gift from me to you.) And make your own list now.

Take back your holiday season. Focus on the things that matter. Get your shopping done now, shop local, and focus on the meaning of the season.

Your thoughts?

8 Responses to Shop Now for a Stress-Free Holiday
  1. Cheryl Freye
    November 9, 2011 | 11:45 am

    Thanks Jennifer. Last week one of my customers held an Open House where she invited several direct sellers to come and set up. The she invited all her friends to come shop. It was a great day full of fun, food, and laughter. Plus everyone got a lot of shopping done in a very relaxed atmosphere – including the vendors!

  2. Suzanne
    November 8, 2011 | 5:22 pm

    Thanks, Jennifer for helping all of us Direct Sellers!! and thanks for the gift!

  3. Lynette Jeffres
    November 8, 2011 | 12:21 pm

    Thanks so much Jennifer for all the terrific ideas in your blog! Love the gift wish list!

    • Jennifer Fong
      November 8, 2011 | 1:23 pm

      Thanks Lynette. Enjoy the wish list!

  4. HeatherS
    November 8, 2011 | 11:02 am

    Nice wishlist Jen, thanks! Last year, I got my kids some adorable stocking stuffers from Avon – soaps and bodywashes in holiday scents and themes – and they were pretty inexpensive, too!

    • Jennifer Fong
      November 8, 2011 | 11:38 am

      Avon has great products! In fact, my current watch is from them. My kids also got lip balms from them in their stockings last year, in fun holiday themes. Lots of great products in our industry!

  5. Mia Tremblay
    November 8, 2011 | 10:58 am

    Jennifer, thank you so much for your gift! I also want to say thank you for taking the time to help us out. I know it is not easy to write blog post as often as you do and I appreciate the time you take out of your day to keep us up to date and informed! Happy Shopping!


    • Jennifer Fong
      November 8, 2011 | 11:37 am

      Thanks Mia!

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