The shift from Thanksgiving to Christmas can be a little odd. We spend a week reflecting on all the many blessings in our lives and how grateful we are for all that we have. And then, at the stroke of midnight on the Friday after Thanksgiving (and sometimes on Thanksgiving Day itself), we’re inundated with commercials and sales telling us we need to get more stuff.
But most of us are still ruminating on that concept of giving back. As we celebrate the anniversary of God’s gift, we want to give back to our family, our community, our church, and, many times, to people we don’t even know. So if that’s something you’d like to explore, read on to discover ways to give back this holiday season.
Are you braving the elements on your way to volunteer? Stay safe with these 7 winter safety tips.
Whether it’s by participating in a charity 5K or something as simple as smiling at a stranger on the street, there are a lot of ways to make someone else’s Christmas a little better. Here are 10 ideas for giving back this holiday season:
“How marvelous it would be if, at the end of the day, each of us could say: today I have performed an act of charity towards others!”
Giving back at Christmas can be incredibly rewarding. It’s a way to continue the spirit of thanksgiving that November brings in a way that honors the true meaning of Christmas.
But just because Christmas ends, that doesn’t mean volunteer opportunities go away. Download our eBook, Continuing to Make Your Mark, to learn more about volunteer opportunities, the benefits of volunteering, and ways to practice gratitude all year long.
And as you venture forth to give back, you might be getting more and more frustrated with the endless piles of snow and dangerous patches of ice. If you’re ready to live maintenance-free, it might be time to start looking at independent living communities. Here at The Apartment community, we offer plenty of amenities to live comfortably and conveniently.