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Ten Things We’re NOT Doing This Christmas

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The merriest word this season might be “no” because every no means saying yes to the holiday activities that mean the most to you. To inspire you we’re sharing the things we’re NOT doing this holiday season in the name of intentional festivity and sanity. We hope you get some ideas for creating your own cozy season.

In Obsessions Kelsey completed a project that’s been on her to-do list for two years and Erica is thrilled about a new mental health routine. In Neighborhood News, strange grandmas are wandering Kelsey’s neighborhood and Erica’s family took an unexpectedly dark bike ride.

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