1. Christmas Music
When it comes to Christmas music, we all have that one favorite song stuck in our head that can instantly bring back Christmas memories from years and years ago. Simply put, Christmas music brings the “soul” to Christmas so pop in that CD and get it going!
Whether you’re walking in or out of Wal-Mart and hear the bells ringing or opening up that christmas closet only to realize that you have too much clothes, donating for the cause is always a great way to support your community and boost your Christmas Spirits.
3. Attend Christmas Events
From the Christmas Parade to outdoor ice rinks, or joining your friends for the Christmas party, stay in tune with nearby happenings to stay in full effect of Christmas festivities, you won’t regret it.
You can’t go wrong by attending Church, especially during the Christmas time. Watching the plays, hearing the music, and learning about the development of Christmas and how it came about will certainly add value to your Christmas spirit.
Christmas time brings out some of best deals throughout the year. If you have some extra money after savings, pick-out a toy or necessity for a boy or girl (or both) this year and hand it to them for christmas and see the reaction on their face(s), priceless.
6. Family Time
One thing about Christmas is that you will have time to spend with your family. Spending time with the people you love and rarely see throughout the year always make for great times. So mark the calendar and save the date for this years up coming Christmas.
You see the decorations in stores as early as Halloween, so by December everything is covered with Christmas appeal, everywhere. You not only hear the music, but you see the city streets with ornaments and the christmas lights up and down the highways and as the saying goes “seeing is believing.” The only thing to do now if you haven’t done so already is to decorate your home.
Volunteering is just as important as donating or giving a present to someone on Christmas. When you think of Christmas it should include giving back or contributing to your community in some way. A lot of times churches and other non-profit organizations will help provide for the homeless and serve people at the local food shelters. If you have an old neighbor you may suggest raking leaves or helping carry groceries. “Good people develop good communities”
Another important aspect of Christmas most people look forward to is the food! Now is the time to get creative and make your own unique design of Christmas cookies or cakes to show off your Christmas spirit. The smell of holiday cooked food never ceases to amaze me.
10. Planning Next Year’s Goals
December is the last month of the year and its a time to reflect and celebrate on this year’s accomplishments and develop New Year’s Resolutions. A week after Christmas is the beginning of a new year; you’re older, wiser, and planning a better thought out strategy than the previous year. Set some realistic goals to accomplish before next Christmas so that you will have something to look forward to celebrating next Christmas.
How are you planning to get into the Christmas Spirit?