You Set the Tone!

With the hectic holiday season upon us, we can get so wrapped up in all the details that we don’t enjoy life’s special moments. I don’t know about you, but I’m doing all I can this year to make this Thanksgiving and Christmas meaningful for my family. 

So instead of sharing a cleaning tip today, I wanted to share some words of wisdom a friend passed on to me recently:

If friends and family are coming to your home to celebrate this season, it’s your job as the hostess to set the tone for the day!

If you are stressed, your guests will feel stressed.

On the contrary, if you are happy and relaxed, your guests will be too!

Don’t worry about the cleanliness of your home. Chances are they won’t notice that cobweb in the ceiling anyway. Don’t worry about the cranberry sauce you forgot to make. Your guests will have plenty of food anyway. Don’t worry if you feel frumpy. Put on a happy face and show your great personality. That’s why they like you anyway!

So put on a big smile, relax, and enjoy a stress-free day with your family. Just think, if you burn the turkey, at least it will be a long talked about memory for years to come!

Are you hosting guests at your home this holiday season? How do you plan on setting the tone?

Find more tips from Christine on her blogs iDream of Clean & Spring Cleaning 365!

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"Hi I'm Anna! Welcome to Ask Anna where I love to answer your household questions! I have always loved to clean, organize and decorate and this blog is a fun way for me to help you love it too! I am a busy mom of a beautiful little girl and I'm married to the love of my life. Together we fill our days with projects , laughter and love. I serve an incredible God and overall I'd say I'm truly blessed!"

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  1. My husband and I have hosted Thanksgiving the last 6 years. It’s usually just our immediate family, and everyone brings 2 or 3 dishes. We usually do 2 dishes and the bird. It’s great because I’m not cooking for 2 days, and everyone seems to be glad to help!