More Than Gifts
How did we get to the last two days of Blogmas? I’ve had so much fun creating this series this year. I hope you have had just as much fun reading & participating. For today’s topic I wanted to give my suggestions for giving gifts that cost little or no money. These may not be what we first think of, but they are much more meaningful. Here are three ways you can make Christmas mean more than gifts.
Give Your Time
I think it is much more special to give the gift of a memory than a physical product. This year come up with some ways you can make memories with your loved ones. You may have to get a little creative this year, but don’t let that stop you. If you need some ideas try some of these, if you feel it is safe to do them that is.
- Go on a drive to look at Christmas lights. Make it even more festive by blasting Christmas music on the radio and drinking something festive, like a peppermint mocha or hot chocolate.
- Plan a Christmas photo shoot: This would be so much fun to do with a group of friends. You can really make a day out of it. Get ready together and then maybe grab something to eat after.
- Create a Christmas Bake-Off: This is for the competitive group of family and friends, you could even do this virtually. Give yourself a specific challenge, like using a specific ingredient or creating a certain type of food, and see what everyone comes up with.
Give Your Service
This one isn’t for your family and friends, but your community. How can you serve the less fortunate during this season. Maybe it’s donating your change when you go shopping at the Salvation Army stations, or serving at a soup kitchen. There are different opportunities out there. If you need some ideas, check out this website to see what is in your area.
Give Your Heart
The last idea I have for you, in terms of giving gifts that cost little or no money, is the gift of DIY. This one is a great thing to do for your loved ones that enjoy momentos and sentimental presents. There are a lot of options you can do here. Whether you’ve never done a diy project before, or you are a total expert, Pinterest is the place to go. When I go about doing this I try to pick a few different options, just in case I find that I can’t create my first option.
I’d love to know your thoughts on this. Have you ever given any of the above? How about received it? Let me know in the comments. Tomorrow we wrap up Blogmas with one final post!