We call these the most wonderful times of the year.

 

But sometimes we forget to treat these special moments differently.

 

If you’re like most of us, today may be the only day you see every one of your family in the same spot. Sure, you could take a seat on the couch and experience it all as background noise while you thumb through your Facebook feed.

 

But we’re challenging you, and ourselves, to set down the devices and embrace the moments that only happen every 365 days. Check out our shortest ever Maven Monday for 11 ideas for things you can do instead of playing on your phone during your family gatherings this week. We kept it short so you’d have more time to spend with them!

 

It will require a little pre-determination to pull it off, but we promise it will be worth it! Your social friends can wait because the ones that matter most are sitting right beside you.

 

We wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas from everyone at Frank & Maven!

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