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Celebrate the Holidays with Spirit!

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Have you stopped to enjoy the season of giving and kindness? The holidays are quickly approaching and many people like to get in the holiday spirit by participating in fun, seasonal activities. These activities can help put you in a better mood and enjoy the quality time you spend with family and loved ones this season.

Are you having trouble getting in the spirit of the holidays? If you’ve got a lot on your plate, it can be distracting and put a damper on your festivities. Instead, try to focus on the positive. Here are some ways you can embody the holiday spirit, give back to others, and start to enjoy the season.

  1. Purchase presents for Toys for Tots
  2. Bake holiday-themed cookies, cakes, and desserts
  3. Cook a new holiday recipe and share it with friends
  4. Set up a gift exchange
  5. Hand out candy canes to your classmates or coworkers
  6. Go holiday gift shopping
  7. Create a holiday play list and sing along
  8. Go caroling at a local nursing home
  9. Organize an ugly sweater party
  10. Use Operate Gratitude to show thanks to our troops
  11. Write a holiday letter to a child in the hospital
  12. Donate to a local charity
  13. Share a holiday drink with friends and cheers to the New Year!
  14. Decorate with holiday ornaments
  15. Create your own holiday arts and crafts
  16. Leading up to the holidays, call a new friend to offer them seasons greetings
  17. Treat yourself to a gift
  18. Donate clothes or food to a charity drive
  19. Watch holiday specials or films
  20. Recall special holiday memories with family members
  21. Admire the holiday lights in your neighborhood
  22. Post happy, inspiring, and positive messages on your social media accounts
  23. Encourage others to give back this holiday season with rescue donations
  24. Get a picture with Santa
  25. Send out holiday cards
  26. Enjoy a holiday cider, hot chocolate, or egg nog latte with friends
  27. Exchange cookies with others
  28. Do random acts of kindness in your community
  29. Search for local and free events in your area
  30. Watch a holiday play or your town's holiday parade

You can start participating in the holiday spirit several days before the holiday actually arrives. This will help put you in a more giving mood this year. If you take time out of a busy schedule to enjoy the holiday break, you can enjoy the season more, build more meaningful memories, and take the time to enjoy the simple treasures in life. We wish you joy and happiness this holiday season with friends and loved ones.

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