Embracing Life This Holiday

This post is sponsored by SunTrust. Opinions are my own.

I have so many things on my mind today. I have Christmas gifts to buy and wrap, my daughter’s birthday party is this weekend, and of course, I’m behind on work. Every year it feels like the month of December becomes more and more unmanageable, especially when it feels like this month is more about dollar signs than anything else.


What happened to pure joy and anticipation of the season? We could blame our hectic lives on the holiday conundrums that we place ourselves in, but really, does any of that matter? If we don’t stop and smell the roses (or in this case, the delicious scent of a live tree and a pie in the oven), there will be a day when we regret it. I know that I will.

For me, the holidays mean so much. They are the moments in our lives when we create the memories that will last a lifetime. So stop stressing this holiday and remember what the season really means to you and to the ones you love. It’s about embracing life and being grateful for everything that we have!

Of course, getting your finances in order ahead of time always helps, and SunTrust bank has this great budget spreadsheet that can help.

At SunTrust Bank their purpose is lighting the way to financial well-being. They want to help you reduce holiday stress through tools, advice, and inspiration that encourages you to make your holidays meaningful by spending within your means and focusing on meaningful experiences.


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Meaningful spending made easy with our holiday planning guide.  Download here


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust. The opinions and text are all mine.

Crissy Page

Hi, I'm Crissy, the founder and editor of Parent Pretty. I'm a 30-something mom from Ohio who loves photography, my two beautiful children, and Diet Coke. You might recognize me from my main blog, Dear Crissy. You can also find me on Twitter @Crissy.

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