Top Ideas On Celebrating Christmas With Friends
Celebrating Christmas with friends is a time to get together and share some time to reflect on their lives and how they have been for the past year. To some who has been away from friends for most of the year; it is a genuine opportunity to catch up.
‘Tis the season to be jolly and a time to rekindle old memories of your youth, hopping from one neighbor to another with friends make caroling a great idea. Start by choosing Christmas carols that are non-commercialized which centers on the true meaning of Christmas. For neighbors that don’t celebrate Christmas, you don’t have to skip them. Say hello and how it has been for them this year. The spirit of the season lives in the hearts of people no matter their religion is.
If your friends would like to push the envelope and would like to relish the reason for the season; try doing your caroling in nursing homes and shelters. It gives hope to people in dire straits in this season of joy. Give them something before you leave. This will make them merry during the Yuletide season.
Relive the Christmas of your youth
Ask your friends about their own family tradition during Christmas. Try to incorporate it during the celebrations. One way of reliving Christmas past is to have a movie marathon featuring old Christmas movies such as A Charlie Brown Christmas, Home Alone franchise and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
If movie is not your friends’ families’ thing, then you can have a cook-off where you can ask for holiday recipes and try to replicate it during Christmas dinner. Surely your friend’s mom won’t mind sharing some recipes with you. If you and your friends are stuck with each other during this wonderful time; at least make it like how it was celebrated at home.
Volunteer in good causes
You can ask your friends to volunteer time to good causes. Surely, the local animal shelter has something for volunteers like you and your friends. Volunteer work could range from door-to-door educational drive on caring for endangered species or bathing some of the neglected animals at the shelter.
Christmas is about giving and giving to Mother Nature is one way of making sure that we would have a healthier planet for future generations. One way of doing it is to plant trees. A lot of companies are encouraging their employees to plant trees. Coordinate with your human resources division to find out if there are projects that you could sign up as volunteer. Ask also if your friends can tag along and pitch effort for the cause.
Play Santa and magical elves to orphans
It has been seventeen years since you learned that Santa ain’t real. Boo-hoo. Now is the time to get even—in a good way. Why not play Santa to children that will forever believe in him. Make orphans believe in Santa again. Your friends can start a drive asking people to donate old items and give it as gifts to the orphans. Another option is to have a cake sale or a yard sale to raise some funds to buy Christmas gifts for orphans.
The smiles that you will see in these children’s faces would wipe away all the stress and anxiety that you have been feeling all these time. The good deed will make you and your friends feel that you have done something to make the celebration of the season of giving extra special.
Spending time with friends should not be about gift giving and the same old routine year after year after year. You can have more fun and quality time if you put more meaning on the celebrations. So grab a pen and paper and plan this year’s celebrations.