Here are a few ways that I think you should go about doing this. First take a minute to reflect on the year that has gone by. Were you sick or needed some help from a friend or family member? Did someone take the time to stop by and visit on a rainy day? What about the small acts of being nice that happen every day? Can you remember someone that really made you feel special?
I know, you say thank you at the time but what about just going the extra mile to make someone feel like you felt on a Tuesday when a small gift came? How about we make this Christmas mean something more than it does.
- Have you received gift cards that you have not used? Pass them on!
- Gather up a few cards...birthday, get well, etc. and make a packet so the recipient will have them on hand later.
- Upcycle something you have. I spray painted an old flour sifter, placed a small plant in it and put napkins in the handle. Small gift, very little cost. But because I made it myself, it is very personal.
- Take the time to pass on a kindness and then write the person that gifted saying thank you and letting them know that they made a difference.
- I like the idea of passing the start from a plant I have to someone that will like it. It serves as a reminder that you were grateful.
- And last but not least, write a real note, put it in an envelope and mail it. I like that one best of all.
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Merry Christmas everyone.