3 Ways To Spread Christmas Cheer This Year
We’re now entering the busiest time of the year and it will go by very fast. It would be so wonderful if it would just slow down a litte. If life would slow down, we could speand more time with our family. Here are some great ways that we can spread Christmas cheer to your friends and family and even strangers this year.
Give Money To Help Those In Need
Often, churches will take up an offering for children in another part of the world that need to hear the gospel. Money will be collected to support missionaries who live there and set up churches, Bible Studies, and childeren’s play equipement. Our church had a ministry set up so that we could sponsor an orphan child in a third-world country. I especially like to give to those in need in my local town.
Visiting Lonely People
Christmas is a good time to start visiting lonely people. You can start by visiting people in your family that you haven’t seen in a long time. You can also visit people that you don’t know and spread Christimas cheer there, too. When you visit, make it a point to come back often to share the love year-round. To visit people in a rest home or hospital, it’s easier to go with a group. They usually have prior permission.
Have you ever volunteered this time of year? There’s nothing more fun than volunteering with your children or a group at: a soup kitchen, the Salvation Army, a coat drive, a clothing drive, a toy drive, or shovel a snowy sidewalk.
We’ve lived in a few different towns and they all had different ways to volunteer. In one town, the city allowed a family or organization to help an individual or family. Our children had the biggest eyes and smiles! In another town, we selected angels off a tree and then went shopping for a specific child. It’s great to let your children help select the gifts and wrap them! As my kids got older, they volunteered on their own by ringing the red bell, serving food, and more. I love that they continue what we started!
Now We Want To Bless You!
Another year, another Christmas! The most wonderful time of the year is upon us. And some of the best things about this time of year is that it’s a time of gratitude, togetherness, and celebration.
I have teamed up with some pretty generous bloggers for the 9th annual Christmas Blessings Giveaway to bless FIVE families this year. In the past we have had two winners for this giveaway, but this year we wanted to give to even more families – we are giving away $200 gift cards to 5 families! Each winner will get a $200 gift card to wherever they choose – a restaurant, clothing store, grocery store, online retailer – any place that offers gift cards!
There are lots of entry options in the Rafflecopter form below – the more you enter, the better your chance of winning! I know it can seem tedious and time consuming to go through all the entries, but isn’t a chance at $200 worth it? I think it is! Plus, all of these amazing bloggers donated their own money towards the prizes, so this giveaway wouldn’t be possible without them. I hope you’ll take the time to check out each one. Who knows, maybe you will find some new blogs to follow.
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This is such a generous and thoughtful gift in so many ways. God Bless you all for helping (:
I think that gift card make wonderful gifts and delightful giveaway prizes.
thanks for this amazing giveaway, would be great to help with christmas expenses
Awesome new contest. Cheers for the holidays.
I enjoy the frugal grandmom internet friendly ways and advice. Thank you Lisa Ehrman.
You are so kind!
This is a hard time of year because of all the giving that is expected, when not all of us have extra money to give to others, and some seem to take advantage of others’ generosity. We have our own bills to pay with no outside assistance. The idea to visit lonely people you haven’t seen is a great one. Also, just a simple phone call. No ever calls on the phone anymore or writes letters or sends cards. Those are simple things that you can do for those you know who will appreciate it, and it costs little to nothing, just a little of your time.
I agree. Sharing your time shows a great deal of love.
These are great ideas, Lisa. Thank you so much for your kindness ! 🙂
Happy Holidays to you & yours! xo
I love this article! I have been guilty myself of spending a holiday feeling sorry for myself when I could have been spreading cheer and helping others.
A lot of people are very lonely during the holidays – reach out if you can
I appreciate the generous giveaway. Good luck to everyone and happy holidays!
wonderful giveaway especially for this time of year
This would definitely help with the gifts for the grandchildren.
These are fantastic. Always do what you can
Holidays are a rough time for many people. Thanks for reminding us of what we can all so to help
Thank you for spreading the love.
Thank you for the information. Happy Holidays.
What a wonderful giveaway. I volunteer and purchase gifts for Salvation Army.
these are always great ideas
Thanks for this amazing post.
This is a fantastic giveaway! Thank you so much!
So many blessings, this is wonderful, thank you!! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!
i think we should normalize christmas cheer all year round
I think volunteering and helping others is better than receiving a gift. Christmas time is hard for a lot of people and a little kindness goes a long way.
I try to do these things year round
Thank you for the chance to win. GLTA
Ways To Spread Christmas Cheer This Yea This is something to remember and giving a little of your self.
These are great ways to spread holiday cheer. The High School I work at hosted a Harvest Drive to help families in the community. Even if you do not have much to give volunteering your time or visiting lonely people can make a huge difference. Some people have nobody to turn to and the holidays can be depressing without loved ones by their side.
Yes, if everyone did just a little!
This year I am really going through a lot, but I know there’s others in worse positions than myself. You gave me a lot to think about.. Especially having gratitude for what I do have
I’m sorry to hear of your challenges and hope and pray that 2023 will bring an easier time. I bet you’re spreading cheer already 🙂
This would make an amazing Christmas present.
this is such a blessing for someone
Everything is more expensive but we still donate to our homeless shelter.
The Meals on Meals through a particpating hospital keeps patients and invalids in their OWN homes as long as possible.
Nice to see an article in the spirit of the season 🙂 .
Hope you have a safe Thanksgiving weekend 🙂 !