Simple ways to make Christmas more meaningful

December is undoubtedly our favorite month of the year. Who doesn't love a little snow, Christmas carols, and a perfect excuse to splurge and indulge in delicious food all month? Though, as the famous song by Andy Williams says, "It's the most wonderful time of the year", many of us may start feeling the pre-holiday dread comes Christmas

But remember that the festive season is supposed to be joyful and stress-free! And a pile of to-do lists consisting of shopping, holiday plans and social obligations should not take it away. We can choose to spend it whichever we want, and here are simple ways to infuse this year's festivities with more love for ourselves, our loved ones, the community, and the environment.

The gift of giving back

Giving back to the community is one of the best ways to celebrate Christmas, and it doesn’t always have to involve gifts or money to warm people’s hearts. We can spend the weekend volunteering in a children’s hospital reading classic tales of Polar Express or How The Grinch Stole Christmas to the little fighters. If you enjoy singing and performing, a group of elderly in a nursing home would also appreciate a Carol serenade and good company. Sometimes, a small good deed can mean the world to some people.

And the gift that keeps on giving

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Online Christmas Shopping

Prepare your Christmas needs early. No more panic-buying, and allow yourself a peaceful vacation. You don't need to waste time standing in line or finding a parking lot amid the busy holiday season when you do your Christmas shopping online. Don’t miss out on the exclusive offer on our online store - a discount on selected products throughout December! Shop now before your favorite items run out; visit our store

Wrapping gifts with reusable fabrics

We exchange gifts a lot during this holiday season with family and different circles of friends, not to mention the endless Secret Santas. Since the beginning of November, we have probably started seeing various Christmas wrapping papers and boxes in many forms and sizes. We tend to agree that they are cute and festive, but even though they are made of paper, they still have a horrible impact on the environment because we use them so much. Why not invest in a nice piece of fabric that we can reuse? Plus, we can save a lot by not buying rolls of gift wrap each year!

These are just a few ideas to make this Christmas one to remember. Above everything else, this jolly season is the time to get together and remind ourselves how lucky we are to be surrounded by people who love us. We may not see them often as we grow older, but Christmas's magic always gathers us together.

Let’s raise our glass to a merry Christmas, happy holidays, and a great start to the fresh new year!