The holiday season is associated with exchanging gifts, eating fancy meals, and partying all night. But the essence of the Christmas season lies in giving. It is called the season of giving for a reason, but it’s more than giving expensive gifts and valuables. With the commercialization of the festival, you tend to believe that that’s the only way to spread some holiday cheer and forget Christmas’s true meaning. Therefore, we are here to remind you that there are more than a few simple ways by which you can spread the holiday cheer with your kids, friends, and family. Scroll below to find out the 9 best ways to spread the Christmas cheer:
1. Home Baked Cookies
There is something so thoughtful about baking cookies for your loved ones. It takes effort and is more personal. Ditch the store-bought cookies this season and whip up some delicious cookies to distribute among neighbors, friends, and family.
2. Spare Some Paper Bills
Skip buying expensive gifts and donate that money to a good cause. It teaches your children the importance of giving and helping someone in need. You could also collect coins in a jar throughout the year and make sure to use the money at the end of the year for charity.
3. Use Your Voice
You know it’s Christmas time when you hear carols in every house, store, and on the radio. Gather your friends and family and sing your hearts out this season. Christmas carols are fun and fill you with happiness.
4. Decorate Your House
There’s no better way to feel festive than to make your house pretty with decorations. Put up the Christmas lights, star, tree, and crib, and you cannot help but bask in the warmth and cheerfulness of Christmas. You could also take a drive around your neighborhood to appreciate everyone’s creativity.
5. Donate Your Belongings
You probably agree that you have a wardrobe overflowing with clothes and a closet filled with toys. Take the time to pick out the ones you don’t use and donate them to children in need. What might be “old” for you is brand new to the kids who receive it.
6. Sign Up As A Volunteer
One of the most rewarding uses of your time is to volunteer for a good cause. Sign up yourself and your family to volunteer for something close to your heart. It could be an adoption drive for stray dogs, a DIY art and craft workshop for underprivileged kids, or a food drive for the homeless shelter.
7. Gift Your Service Providers
How often do you take the time out to appreciate people who serve you every day in small or big ways? The holiday season is the best time to do that. Get your kids involved and make handmade greeting cards for your house help, mailman, watchman, driver, and others. A simple act of kindness could make their day.
8. Organize Fundraisers
Gather a group of trustworthy friends and organize a fundraiser for something you believe in and stand for. It could be for the nursing home near your house or the orphanage in your locality. You could also organize a food drive and feed the less fortunate. It’s a meaningful way to spread the holiday cheer.
9. Make It Insightful
Most children do not know the true meaning of Christmas. They get lost in the gifts, fun, food, and festivities that they forget the significance of the holiday season. You could teach them why Christmas is celebrated, its relevance, and shed light on the act of giving and kindness.
The season of Christmas is more than what is shown on television and spoken about on social media. Beyond the expensive gifts, fancy attire, and midnight partying, Christmas is about spreading joy, kindness, and love. We hope our list of simple acts of kindness helps in spreading the holiday cheer. After the year we’ve had, we could all use some of it!