A delightful guide to a holiday season filled with mindfulness, self-care, and joy.
At the end of a difficult year, what if this December were soothing instead of stressful? Celebrate a new kind of holiday season this winter—one where you radiate calm and cultivate delight. A calm Christmas is filled meaningful interactions, special gifts, and thoughtful observations of annual traditions.
This enchanting guide embraces festive preparations and authentic celebrations, and then ushers in the New Year in a holistic, nurturing way. Author Beth Kempton gently encourages readers to prioritize holiday hopes and take a slower, more mindful approach. Kempton also provides helpful suggestions for making the most of the hush of winter and recommends using this quiet period to retreat, reflect, set goals, and aspire toward a better year ahead.
Filled with personal stories, tips, and advice for staying serene, Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year offers a cozy retreat from the pressure of striving for perfection. Instead of starting the New Year exhausted, in debt, and filled with regret, you will rejoice in the memories of the season and feel rested, rejuvenated, and inspired.
Beth Kempton is the bestselling author of Freedom Seeker and Wabi Sabi. Her books have been translated into twenty-four languages. Beth has a Master’s degree in Japanese, and teaches and writes about doing what you love and living well. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Devon, England. The author of Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year, she has been obsessed with Christmas since she was a little girl.
“Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year by Beth Kempton offers warm, low key ideas for honoring the end of the year and 'to celebrate, acknowledge those we love and those we miss; to mark the passing of another year and to make peace and pies, marmalade and memories.' It might inspire you to usher in a quiet, slow, winter-time, safe, socially-distanced 2021." —Chippewa Valley Post
"Winter is the perfect time to discover the author Beth Kempton... 'Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year: A little Book of Festive Joy,' may help readers find clarity and perspective during this holiday season." —Fergus Falls Journal
“In soothing prose, Kempton helps readers locate the elements they love most about the before, during and after of the season, with an emphasis on appreciation of the winter months... She doesn’t urge us to celebrate Christmas any one way but encourages us to ‘savor the hush’ of the very end of the year." —BookPage