Celebrate the Holidays with Good Cheer!

Ring in the season with great holiday spirit

The holidays are a time to wind down and indulge. Are you excited for the holidays this year? If you’re busy preparing for the holidays, you should stop and enjoy the fun that the season brings with it. Don’t be a Grinch this season and focus on creating a happy holiday spirit.

If you’ve been feeling down or are too focused on your responsibilities, then Branford Hall offers you a list of 25 tips to get you in the holiday mood!

  1. Listen to holiday music
  2. Decorate your house with holiday wreaths and home goods
  3. Volunteer at a shelter or soup kitchen
  4. Donate to charities with missions close to your heart
  5. Go holiday shopping
  6. Catch up with friends over a holiday drink like hot chocolate or peppermint tea
  7. Create new holiday recipes
  8. Bake holiday cookies and desserts
  9. Drop off presents for Toys for Tots
  10. Bring canned good to a food drive
  11. Go caroling with friends or sing holiday songs in the car
  12. Make a list of things you’re grateful for this holiday season
  13. Throw an ugly sweater party
  14. Organize a Secret Santa/gift exchange
  15. Watch a holiday movie with close friends
  16. Remember happy or nostalgic holiday memories
  17. Tour the holiday lights in your neighborhood
  18. Make homemade holiday cards
  19. Participate in a cookie baking contest
  20. Learn how to play a holiday song on an instrument
  21. Each day in December, complete a random act of kindness
  22. Get a picture taken with Santa
  23. Write a letter or send a care package to the troops via Operation Gratitude
  24. Buy yourself a gift you always wanted
  25. Volunteer at a nursing home

Your list doesn’t have to stop at 25! Think about other ways you can embody the spirit of giving and kindness this holiday season. There are numerous ways for you to bond with loved ones and create meaningful and long-lasting memories. We hope this list helps inspire you to indulge in seasonal activities while giving back to your community. Happy Holidays from Branford Hall!
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