The List: 8 Great Holiday Helpers

Holiday Stress-Busters
The List: 8 Great Holiday Helpers

We’re big believers in sharing, and we know it’s the small stuff we learn from experience that’s most helpful to moms. So now that the holiday season is in full swing, we have a starter list for you. For frocks that rock and more, here are 8 Great Holiday Helpers to keep your spirits bright throughout the season.

Don’t get stuck in the closet looking for something to wear to the next holiday fete. Repeat after us: if you’re short on budget but long on style and looking swell, it’s all about Rent Frock Repeat. For anyone, especially moms who barely have time to shop (let alone dress shop), you’ll save time, money and sanity when it comes to sartorial selection. Choose a dress, they rent and ship it to you, you wear it then ship it back. Seriously.

Advent CalendarIf your kids are Advent Calendar enthusiasts, a great online version will have them hurrying down each morning to see what scene will be uncovered next. We love anything old school, but these digital village scenes from are very interactive and well designed. For a small fee ($3.99 and up), the kids can enjoy a new take on a true Christmas classic sans chocolate.

Gift Card Tracker iPhone appKeeping track of gift cards isn’t always easy. After the holidays (or before) download the Gift Card Tracker iPhone app and you’ll never wonder again if you’ve used, or partially-used a store credit.

JibJab Online CardFinally, if you’re hopelessly behind on holiday prep and getting greeting cards out seems like an unlikely goal this season, you can find dozens of funny, sweet, sentimental—and strange—online cards. JibJab is known for their photo-personalizing feature, but if you’re less inclined to put your head on a dancing elf’s body, egreetings and jacquielawson offer both free and paid options.

Find more of our 8 Great Holiday Helpers and stay tuned for even more in the coming weeks. Tested by Alison R.

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First published 2011.11.29

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