By Rose Kennedy and Diana Reese
"Ask your family what's important to them," says Bonnie Joy Dewkett, owner of The Joyful Organizer in Ridgefield, Connecticut. "They may not care whether the outside of the house looks like Pottery Barn, but if you don't make gingerbread houses together, they'll be devastated." That's what Motherboard Mom Barbara Alden Wilson, mom of two daughters in Philadelphia, has done. "We've stripped the holidays down to the important stuff for us," she says.
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