COVER S TORY
I DON’T KNOW about you, but the holiday season always seems to sneak up on
me every year. Suddenly I’m knee-deep in
to-do lists, overloaded calendars, emptying
wallets and coming up with meaningful
gifts for loved ones. But it doesn’t have to
be that way. It really can be as simple as
relying on Costco.
Here, you’ll ;nd shortcuts for easy
entertaining and simple strategies for
gift-giving and budgeting. Our calendar
and checklists can help you think of every-
thing, and before you know it, you might
;nd yourself whistling along to Andy
Williams’ “It’s the Most Wonderful Time
of the Year.” Don’t miss our helpful hints
for dealing with holiday stress on page ;;.
Take care of yourself in the process, and let
this guide take care of the rest.
A handy guide for making the
festivities more joyful
STORIES BY LAURA LANGSTON
AND GAIL JOHNSON