Ideas for Making the Holiday Season a Time of Joy and Peace

4 min readNov 4, 2022

Halloween has come and gone. Man the stations, the holiday season is upon us!

For many, the holidays are a time of stress and dread. Families don’t always get along, and some people have no families. There’s lots of pressure no matter your situation.

Inflation is also a serious factor this year.

Turkey prices will be obscene due to avian flu. Butter prices have soared and there’s a shortage too. Prices for a traditional Thanksgiving meal this year will skyrocket.

It’s time to rethink the situation.

I’m speaking from personal experience. I’ve revamped the holidays many times.

My family members all died during the holiday season. As each person died, the celebrations changed.

The most dramatic for me was my father’s sudden death right before Christmas. The circumstances were horrific. From that Christmas forward, my mother and I stopped celebrating.

I was living in an area where Christmas decorations came out before Halloween. The songs started shortly after. I got overwhelmed the closer Christmas came.

I made a choice to change how I looked at the situation. I worked through the holidays so someone else could be with their families. It made…