Last updated: 30 Apr 2023
The holiday season can be overwhelming for many, with the stress of gift-giving, decorating, and cooking. If you’re feeling burnt out by these obligations, you’re not alone. Simplifying your holiday traditions can help alleviate some of this stress and allow you to enjoy the season more. Consider scaling back on gift-giving, using simple decorations, or opting for easy-to-prepare meals. By taking these steps, you can focus on what truly matters during the holidays: spending time with loved ones and cherishing special moments. So why not simplify the holidays this year?
It may sound crazy to spend the holidays in your RV at first. How will you fit a Christmas tree in there? But by following a few simple tips, you can cut a lot of the stress out of the holidays and enjoy a very merry season on the road.
Because your RV is probably so much smaller than your “brick and mortar” home, you’ll love how easy it is to decorate. And don’t worry about packing all of your old decorations for the trip; pick up new ones along the way at craft shops and farmer’s markets.
You’ll love that each decoration has its own unique story, and if you buy all-natural decorations, you won’t have to lug them around with you after the holidays.
Spend Less, Experience More
A small Christmas tree in your RV means less space underneath it, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The holidays are known as a time for shopping, but you don’t have space for more stuff in your home on wheels. Try buying experiences and memories instead.
Make New Traditions
Many of the stresses of the holidays come from traditions. You’ve got to cook all of the same dishes that your great-grandma did, or the entire family will be upset. You’ve got to hang 1,000 lights, or the neighbors will be disappointed.
This year, make new memories at the campground you’re visiting. Have a potluck with other campers or roast s’mores by the fire instead of baking pie.