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Remember to Have Fun This Holiday Season

No One Can Save You card by Cult Paper Shop available HERE.

No One Can Save You card by Cult Paper Shop available HERE.

Feel so gaaahhhh! these days with all the usual holiday demands - the lack of tree at my house, family Christmas shopping, so much wonderful cool-as-all-get-out new stock coming into the store, the awesome holiday events (Promenade rocked!)... It can be overwhelming, so I sometimes have to remind myself to have fun.  

And that's the thing.  Most of the demands we put on ourselves this season are a result of what we think others expect of us, not a result of what others have told us they expect.  Pinterest board ideas are not your job.  If they were, then yes, you'd accomplish a bunch of those DIYs and probably get your home in Midwest Living, but...

Maybe it's easiest to write a list of actual expectations (a gift for your child under the tree, some food in the house on Christmas day, a fun traditional family activity, a neighborhood cocktail crawl) and work out from there. When you write the list, you see the things you want to accomplish within the framework of giving - doing what really needs to get done to make the holiday special for those you love.  And like that, the holidays are fun again - sure, there's still a ton to get done, but now crying into a bottle of Baileys isn't one of them.

Click through to find your own favorite Christmas and holiday-themed cards - including Cult Paper Shop's awesome satirical designs.

Click through to find your own favorite Christmas and holiday-themed cards - including Cult Paper Shop's awesome satirical designs.

CLICK THRU FOR CURATOR LIZ LIDGETT'S AWESOME ART GIFT IDEAS PLUS ENTER TO WIN THIS COOL COCKTAIL MIXING SET!

CLICK THRU FOR CURATOR LIZ LIDGETT'S AWESOME ART GIFT IDEAS PLUS ENTER TO WIN THIS COOL COCKTAIL MIXING SET!