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Making The Holiday Season Easier
Does Amazon make your life simpler? I remember several years ago, my husband was checking out on Amazon, and he signed up for an Amazon Prime trial. At that time I was using Amazon to order and send an occasional gift to my brother who lived out of state, but I hadn’t yet grasped the full motherhood sanity saver that is Amazon. We thought, ok we have it, we’ll enjoy it for the year and then whatever.
Well! That “whatever” turned into over 5 years, and now I can’t imagine living without it! No dramatization, in the last week alone I sent my Godchildren up in Massachusetts holiday surprises, did 75% of my holiday shopping and my kids have watched countless shows. And, when my son came out this morning to say we were completely out of dog food, I ordered some with Prime same-day shipping, so the pup is happy and I didn’t have to leave my desk or get out of my yoga pants. Mom win!
While shopping on Amazon is part of my normal routine, during this time of year, Amazon helps me save time, stay stress-free, and enjoy the holiday season!
5 of My Family’s Favorite Things To Do During the Holidays
Decorate for the Holidays
As soon as the turkey is done on Thanksgiving, my kids are asking to decorate for Christmas. Our favorite part is decorating outside. My neighborhood is packed with over the top decorated houses, so if the kids see our neighbor on the roof before us they think we are super late.
This is only our second Christmas in our new home so decorations this year were on the top of my shopping list, and this adorable pre lit Bumble stole my heart and the kids think he’s hilarious.
Head outside for All the Holiday Activities
Our local zoo puts on an amazing Christmas event, there is a festival with sledding at our local park, and living in Florida means lots of theme park events to visit.
We may live in Florida but the weather is still unpredictable in December. It was 80 degrees over the weekend and today it is in the ’50s, so a heavy sweatshirt is a must for all the outdoor activities. I had been eyeing the oversized soft fleece pullovers at the mall for weeks, but when the temperatures finally dipped and I could justify buying one they were sold out. Luckily, Amazon had me covered and this comfy fleece pullover was at my doorstep in time for the weekend fun.
Bake all the Sweets
Nothing says Christmas to us like curling up on the couch with the tree lit, a holiday movie on, and some warm treats. One of our go-to easy snacks is cinnamon rolls. With our AmazonBasics cast iron skillet and dutch oven creating fun holiday sweets or quick delicious meals on busy nights is a piece of cake, with very little cleanup!
Spending Time Playing and Unwinding as a Family
I love the holiday season, but sometimes we just need to take a break from the hot chocolate, lights, and gift wrapping to get outside and play. My family loves heading out back and playing a great game of Ladder Toss while my husband barbecues dinner. This is such a fun game that everyone can play and the AmazonBasics Ladder Toss set is a perfect gift idea!
Shopping for the Perfect Gifts for Everyone We Love
We love buying, wrapping, and giving gifts to everyone special in our lives, however venturing out into stores to find the perfect gift can be stressful and extremely time-consuming. So, Amazon is my go-to shopping spot for all my holiday gifts. With low prices and a huge selection, I can always find the perfect gift that will deliver a smile to the ones I love.
Plus, everyone in the U.S. gets free shipping through December 18 for orders that arrive in time for Christmas – shop hundreds of millions of items with no minimum purchase amount! That’s the largest free shipping selection in the country. Also, Amazon Prime members can get free same-day delivery or one-day shipping in 10,000 cities and towns on three million items this holiday season.
Are you still looking for the perfect gift for someone on your list? Visit amazon.com/gifts and make your holiday shopping easy this year.
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What are some of your favorite things to do during the holiday season?