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Doing the Rounds

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DoingtheRounds_GMAG_WebLet”s face it: holidays are stressful. Not only are you trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, but you”re also trying to divide your limited holiday time amongst family members in different places. How can you pull off the holidays without ruffling any feathers? Try a few of these strategies to reduce your holiday madness:

Alternate Thanksgiving and Christmas Married couples often have trouble deciding how to accommodate both families during the holidays. Try spending Thanksgiving with one side of the family and Christmas with the other, then alternating holidays each year.

Annual or Bi-Annual Family Trip Many families plan regular trips to celebrate holidays together. Disney World is a great destination for family gatherings, and the parks and resorts full of holiday decorations and special events to celebrate the season.

Alternate Homes If you have relatives or siblings in different areas, try bringing all of the family together at different homes each year. Having a central location often makes travel and planning easier for everyone.

Alternate Seasons If there”s no way to get everyone together for the winter holidays, try spending summer vacation with family members who may not be available during Thanksgiving or Christmas.