How To Celebrate A Minimalist Christmas + Simple Holiday Tips

Simply + Fiercely

With the holidays around the corner, I think it’s time to finally address something that I’m often asked about—how to celebrate a minimalist Christmas!

Here’s what we’ve learned so far about how to celebrate a minimalist Christmas along with some tips for a simple holiday season, no matter what you choose to celebrate.

Minimalism is about intentionality and alignment. Consider your values and priorities, decide what “enough” means to you, and then align your holiday celebration accordingly.

What Does a Minimalist Christmas Look Like?

You should start your own holiday planning by thinking about what matters most to you and your loved ones. I know it’s hard, but do your best to let go of external expectations.

Minimalist Christmas Decorations

I recommend that you start by paying attention to how holiday decorating makes you feel. Talk to your loved ones and let them know how you’re feeling.

Discuss the tradeoffs—decorating costs time, money and energy—and decide as a family, you should discuss how you want to proceed.


We have a Christmas tree and one box of decorations. We have decided that we won’t store anything that can’t fit in that box because we have a small home. That box is what feels like “enough” for us.

In addition to a tree, the only other decorations we have are a stuffed Santa doll, Christmas stockings and we occasionally use fresh greenery too.

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