I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I had 14 people over on Christmas Eve, and we had a blast exchanging gifts, eating, playing LCR, and having a Birthday party for Jesus. Then on Christmas morning we opened presents with just the kids and headed over to spend Christmas afternoon and evening with my husband’s side of the family. We loved it! Today I’m feeling a little overwhelmed with the post-Christmas let-down. Does that happen to you too? I feel like I need to clean my house and organize all the boxes and bows for next year, get on the treadmill because I ate so much this weekend, and get out to the grocery store again. Instead, I just want to sit around and enjoy everyone, take a nap, “play” with my gifts, and get in a little online after-Christmas shopping. (We are so blessed, aren’t we?) I know you’ve worked hard the last few days to bless your families. Don’t let the post-Christmas let-down get the better of you! (I’m talking to myself here!) Be sure to take some time out to relax this week. You’ll be better for your family if you do it, I promise! Enjoy having your families home. If patience is in short supply, you might want to reread this post.
Later this week, I’ll be sharing some great resources (mostly, free and online) that have been fantastic discussion-starters as we’ve had our adult kids home, along with giving you all the scoop on our NYE plans. (They will surprise you!) You won’t want to miss it, so if you haven’t signed up for my email list, you might want to do that. I typically send out emails three times a week telling you about blog posts, good deals, and encouraging you along the way. You can unsubscribe at any time. Sign up here or in the box below this post.
Big hugs from me to you today. Good job the last few days, friends!
As promised, I’m sharing the after-Christmas sales with you. If you got gift cards, now is a great time to shop. Some brands who offered minimal or didn’t offer ANY pre-holiday discounts are having their Semi-Annual sales (I’m looking at you, Burberry.), so I’ve highlighted those for you in blue. They’re the sales that are particularly worth your time. If you’re smart, you’ll stay off the streets and out of the malls because it’s bound to be crazy this entire week!
You can click on the links to go directly to the sites.
ABERCROMBIE & FITCH // Up to 50% off select
AMAZON // Massive deals sitewide
ANTHROPOLOGIE // Extra 30% off sale
BANANA REPUBLIC // 40% off full-price styles / Extra 60% off sale
BAUBLEBAR // Up to 60% off select
BROOKS BROTHERS // Semi-Annual Sale (This is a serious sale from a retailer that doesn’t do many sales.)
BURBERRY // Semi-Annual Sale (From a brand that almost NEVER offers discounts.)
CHICOS // Up to 70% off select
COACH – Up to 50% off sale items + free shipping/returns
CONTAINER STORE // 30% off ELFA & ELFA Installation
CRATE AND BARREL // Up to 70% off clearance
DISNEY // Up to 60% off Semi-Annual Sale
EBAGS // Up to 70% off
EXPRESS // Up to 60% off clearance
FRANCESCA’S // Up to 70% off clearance + Mix ‘n Match BOGO 30% off
GAP // Up to 60% off wear now items
HAPPY SOCKS // 30% off + free shipping
JCREW // Extra 30% off final sale styles
JOS. A. BANK // Up to 85% off everything
LACOSTE // Semi-Annual sale 30% – 50% off
LAST CALL // Extra 40% off gifts / Extra 30-80% off everything else
LOFT // 60% off winter must-haves and sale styles
NEIMAN MARCUS // Extra 33% off sale styles
NORDSTROM // Up to 50% off Half Yearly Sale
OLD NAVY // Up to 60% off everything
SOMA // Up to 70% off Semi-Annual Sale
TARGET // Up to 25% off storage / Up to 30% off Bed & Bath
TALBOTS // Up to 70% off sale styles + extra 10% off for cardholders
UGG // Up to 60% off
Photo by Megan Weaver.