Reviews for Celebrating and Savoring a Simple Christmas

A Simple Christmas reminds us about what’s really important during the season: faith & family. With easy tips from cleaning to planning presents to decorating, the book makes this time of year joyful by being manageable and memorable.  Christmas time should be more about spending time with each other and less about trying to out do each other, A Simple Christmas is filled with ways to do just that and get the most out of this time of year.–Kristen S.

When I saw the title of Crystal Paine’s latest ebook I thought to
myself, “This will be a good book for people starting on the journey
to frugal living.” As I read, I was surprised to discover many ways that I could
save money on Christmas also.  In her usual straightforward style,
Crystal lays out easy to implement strategies to simplify Christmas, and enjoy it
more, knowing you won’t be paying for it in January.  Whether you are
new to frugal living, or have been at it for years, you will gain much
from this book. –Niki C.

Do you normally have a crazy chaotic holiday season and feel like you miss the true meaning? I recently read the latest e-book from one of my favorite bloggers, Crystal Paine. Celebrating and Savoring a Simple Christmas is one of those books that really helps you focus on what’s important for you this time of year. From organizing your gift list and planning your budget to helping your children learn grace and giving this time of year, this book gives simple tips and action steps to walk you through each step. Crystal breaks each step down into manageable tasks while giving examples of crafts and decor items throughout each chapter. This is a book that I plan to refer back to throughout the season as I work on each step in my planning/ holiday organizing and decorating. –Traci P.

Crystal Paine’s latest book is a godsend for me and my family. It came just at the moment I thought my head might spin right off of my body from the overwhelming since of stress that is the upcoming holiday season. Reading her book made me take a step back, reevaluate what is important and what is unnecessary. All the extravagant decorating and overabundance of gifts means nothing if I am too overwhelmed to enjoy any of it. Starting my planning and budgeting for everything Christmas related has taken a huge weight off my shoulders! Thanks again for a great useful read MSM! –Cassie W.

Crystal’s ebook made me instantly relax about the upcoming holiday season. I now have a game plan for dealing with everything from decorations to our Christmas budget, and even my kid’s attitude, all without becoming overwhelmed. Brimming with practical information, this book lays out actionable steps so you can actually implement all that is learned.  Thanks to Crystal, I feel ready to make this Christmas one of our best yet! –Stacy

This book has a great overview of the holiday season’s requirements….and how they can fit or even be simplified.  It is my no means a complete text, it is a short, to the point read that leaves the reader with a great starting point and a few action plans to get started.It covers, gift giving, decorating, charity, cleaning, cleaning in a hurry, dealing and avoiding childhood meltdows. For those that are concerned, there are no religious themes in the book. A boon for some and an omission for others, but it stays on point of a secular holiday with respect,  charity and giving in mind.  I would have loved to read more about a no money Christmas that she touches on, referring to the “law school “ days, but the book is chock full of info and tips. Some great links to other sites as well prove to be a wealth of information. As per her style Crystal has action points at the end of each chapter to help focus the reader into actions that reflect the lessons learned. A great little read, with some review on old true and tested ideas and some new ones as well. It left me thinking on how I can change and evolve my holiday strategies, and some new fun ideas to add to them as well. –Celina B.

If you think you’re ready for this Christmas season, or if you haven’t even begun to think of the food, family, and festivities to come, you need to read Crystal Paine’s new e-book Celebrating and Savoring a Simple Christmas. Crystal has done it again with a straight-forward, practical, and motivating book sharing detailed ways to prepare for, and enjoy every minute of this holiday season. My favorite chapters discuss ways to teach your children how to give, and how to give yourself grace throughout the season. Every chapter has so many new ideas that I’m so excited to try this year! It’s so easy to lose perspective on what Christmas is truly about, but with this book’s help, you will find step by step ways to simplify and de-stress what can be one of the most hectic times of year. I highly recommend this book to every person who celebrates Christmas! –Katie H.

There were so many great tips and links in Crystal’s book it made me think
“Why didn’t I think of that?”.

Christmas for our family is about spending time together and creating
memories and Crystal’s book reiterates that and gave us new ideas for
family traditions!

Loved it!!! Great Job Crystal! –Irene N.


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