Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Spirit Award

Thanks a lot TeCecile for this heartwarming award. Much appreciated for including me on your list. I will also add a quote here from about how to get into the Christmas Spirit in 11 steps.
"Christmas is supposed to be a time of peace, love and goodwill to all. But with all the stress and commotion of the season, many of us end up feeling more like Mr. Scrooge than Santa Claus"

Shop early. Nothing takes away the Christmas spirit like fighting for parking and struggling through crowds.

Wish people that you meet in stores and other casual environments a happy holiday. Say it with a smile.
Drop spare coins in the Salvation Army collection buckets.

Do something nice for someone. Offer to baby-sit so a friend can do her Christmas shopping, take cookies to your neighbors, or shovel an elderly neighbor's walk.

Volunteer your time to a worthy holiday cause. Even if you are busy, you can spare an hour or two to help people less fortunate than yourself.

Organize a drive at work or in your neighborhood. Collect food and personal items and donate them to a local shelter for the homeless or for battered women.

Play Christmas music.

Watch Christmas movies. "It's a Wonderful Life" is a good one for reviving a flagging Christmas spirit, as is "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

Read "A Christmas Carol" and "A Child's Christmas in Wales."

Decorate your house for the holidays.

Don't spend more money than you have. Anxiety over after-Christmas bills can ruin your holiday.

Happy Christmas to everyone. Everybody deserves to grab this award. I am passing this to everybody!


Cecile said...

thanks for accepting the tag dhemz; love the tips, almost done everything except the decorate my house and organize a drive :-)hehehe

The Dusun Aroma said...

Nice ideas Dhemz, and thaks alot for your info on PPP and SS. I will check it out :)