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Holiday cheer--how do you spread it and keep the holidays bright for everyone?
The holidays can be full of stress and that stress can put a damper on the celebrations. With a few simple things, I find I can keep the stress to an minimum so we can all enjoy the holidays. Here are my tips:
Be organized. Simple things like keeping lists, paying bills as they come in, shopping early, and compiling Christmas cards early can help cut down the stress.
Enlist the help of your spouse for shopping errands. Many times, I ask my husband, who works close to a shopping area, to run and pick needed items up at a store.
Enlist the help of family members. We all decorate the Christmas tree and it turns out to be a fun event. We share memories of Christmas’ past and enjoy the special homemade ornaments of the past. Not only is it enjoyable for mom, the tree gets decorated quickly. Cookie baking is another activity that we all partake in that builds memories and helps mom.
Remember, spending time with others is the most important thing. Ten years from now, people are going to remember the time spent together, not the perfect meal you made.
One great way to spend time with family is to play together. Have you heard of the new KRE-O sets yet? I just found out about them via a blogging
program from Social Moms and Hasbro and they are a great item to add your list to have some family fun.
KRE-O are fun, constructible transformers sets by Hasbro. They asked me to share three reasons why a
KRE-O set is a great gift for kids, but I couldn’t limit it to three, so here
is my list of why these sets are so great:
They are budget friendly. Sets start at just $7.99 and go up to $59.99,
so no matter what your budget is, you can afford one of these.
They great for kids of all ages, from 6 to
60. Yes, you know—the big boys love
transformers, too. Not to mention all the hype from the
Transformers movie from this past summer and all the Transformers lore of the
past. So, when your child opens up one
of these sets, various other family members most likely will join in the play,
fostering family relationships.
They are perfect for all levels. There are beginner sets for those starting
out to deluxe sets for the pros.
The KRE-O bricks are compatible with other
brick based sets on the market, so no need to worry about investing in a new
Each of the sets allow users to construct two
models: a Transformers character in
robot or vehicle mode. Most also come
with a unique, collectible KREON figure for even more fun playing.
So, this holiday season, sit back, play and enjoy
About Hasbro, Inc. Hasbro, Inc. is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. Come see how Hasbro inspires play through their brands athttp://www.hasbro.com.
Disclosure: I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Hasbro blogging program, for 8,000My SocialMoms Rewards Pointsand a KRE-O gift. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and don’t necessarily reflect the opinions of SocialMoms or Hasbro.For more information on how you can participate,click here.