As the season of gratitude that we call Thanksgiving comes to a close, the season for giving—Christmas—comes in on its heels. Amidst thoughts of holiday décor, fine foods, snowy weather and presents under the tree, be reminded to give things that are intangible, like your time and your love. Why not:
Volunteer to serve food at a shelter?
Have your nieces and nephews over for a sleepover to give your sister or brother a break?
Invite that neighbor who is spending the holidays alone over for a meal?
Volunteer to shop or wrap presents for an elderly friend, neighbor or relative?
Make a donation to an annual or community drive like Toys for Tots, your local food bank or (this year in particular) the Red Cross?
What are some of the ways you give back during the holidays?