Forget the clutter and the hoopla. Get back to the real spirit of the season by following this family’s example.
Laurey W. Glenn / Leigh Anne Montgomery
Several years back, Jimmy and Susan Nix took a hard look at the holiday, and they didn’t like what they saw. This family didn’t want their priorities to be the sea of empty boxes that littered the living room floor or the over-the-top decor. They wanted the season to be about sharing time with loved ones. To simplify Christmas, they cut out excess and held onto the traditions that mattered the most to them. They even started a new one that takes the spirit into the next year.