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How to Spread Festive Cheer

How to Spread Festive Cheer

The holiday season is a time for giving and receiving. Celebrated as the most wonderful time of the year, it’s a time to be surrounded by family and friends. But sometimes it can be hard to figure out how to spread festive cheer when you’re busy shopping, cooking for others or worse, still working! At Big Beard Web Solutions we’ve come to appreciate the value of celebrating the things that matter, which is why we have put together this handy little guide.

Intention Matters

The old adage “it’s the thought that counts” rings true at Christmas and New Year. You can spend money on a gift, but it may not mean as much as the one someone put some thought into. Usually, it’s the thing someone made or picked up cheap at a charity story that holds the most sentimental value.

You don’t even have to spend money on someone’s present; in fact, there are lots of ways you can give them a gift without spending any money at all! If there is positive intent behind it, this is usually enough to leave a lasting impression.

Perfect Does Not Exist

It can also be the most stressful time of the year. What with the overcrowded shops, roads and influx of party guests. Here are a few tips to help you stay sane:

  • Work with a budget, but don’t worry too much about the cost of your gift.
  • Don’t worry about what other people will think of your gift.
  • Don’t worry about where to buy it or how much time it might take: just get on with it!
  • Finally, don’t worry about wrapping it up nicely; just throw some tissue paper around anything that seems to fit the bill and call it a day (none of these gifts require wrapping)!

Remember, it’s not the outside that counts, but what’s on the inside that matters. This applies both literally and figuratively.

Small Gestures Have Big Impact

Give someone a hug, a kiss or just a smile of appreciation for no reason other than to spread positive vibes. If you happen to be feeling down, go out of your way to make someone else smile. This has the bonus effect of lifting your spirits too!

Be generous with your time. Yes, this applies to your nearest and dearest, but can apply to strangers too. It’s been a hard year for many families and sometimes the gift of time can be the most priceless gift imaginable.

DIY This Holiday Season

If you’re looking for an extra special way to spread some holiday cheer, consider making your own decorations. You can make paper ornaments, fabric banners and even yarn garlands with just a few simple supplies.

This may not even require a visit to the local arts and crafts shop, as you may already have all of the materials close at hand. With some creativity and a bit of work, you can turn everyday items into objects that warms the hearts of those who look upon them.

Why Wait

You don’t have to wait till the 25th of December to start spreading festive cheer. You can give gifts and cards anytime, whether it’s the spur of the moment or as part of your regular routine.

Don’t wait for someone to ask you for help, either; if someone needs something, offer your assistance now rather than waiting till later. Procrastination is a killer and there’s no time like the present. If you can do it now, go ahead and do it!

Love and Kindness for its Own Sake

It’s easy to spread joy and make someone’s day. It doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated, either; you can do it with a smile or just by being kind and generous! For example, if you see an elderly person struggling with their bags at the supermarket checkout, offer them some help carrying their groceries to the car. Or buy coffee for the person behind you in the queue.

There are so many things to complain about and for some, 2023 was the worst year. While you’re out there, spread some love and kindness. It doesn’t have to be a grand and sweeping gesture, sometimes the smallest ripples can generate the biggest waves.

Conclusion

Go ahead and spread some festive cheer this holiday season. You don’t have to wait until Christmas day to do it and it certainly doesn’t matter whether it’s celebrated either! Whether it’s giving someone a hug, a kiss or just a smile of appreciation. As long as every thought and every gesture is fused with positive intent, your small act can ensure that the holiday season is that much more pleasant for those you encounter.

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