Keep expectations realistic. Don’t expect the holidays to be perfect or even the same as they were last year. As families change and grow, treasured traditions may need to change, too. Talk with loved ones about which traditions to keep and be open to creating new ones. If, for example, some relatives can’t come to your home, find new ways to celebrate with them across the miles, such as sharing photos and videos or communicating via Skype.
This holiday tip was compliments of Pella Chronicle.