5 Easy Ways to Love Your Neighbor this Christmas

Tis the season to be jolly!

🎶Fa la la la la, la la la la!🎶

Or is it the season to be busy? Overwhelmed? Overcommitted? Is it the season for celebrating “God with us,” or complaining about others with us in line at the grocery store and the post office? Planning presents and fancy Christmas dinners takes a lot out of a gal.

Christmas doesn’t have to be so hard.

 

Here are 5 easy ways to love your neighbor this Christmas – 

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#5 Eggnog with a Neighbor

Or cocoa, coffee, tea – you get the idea. Invite one neighbor over for mid-morning coffee (or go to your favorite local cafe). Flavored creamer and store-bought cookies are all it takes to make this special. The real treat is time spent celebrating the season together. ☕

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#4 Not-So-Secret Santa

Purchase a large set of ornaments in bulk then divide them up between your neighbors, or upcycle and re-gift an ornament from your own collection. Here’s a free gift tag you can print yourself! 🎅 

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#3 Wrap It Up

Don’t wait until Christmas Eve to wrap those gifts (or maybe that’s just me?)! Invite neighbors to a present-wrapping party. Share wrapping paper, bows, and tags; ask everyone to bring their own tape and scissors. Turn on the Christmas tunes and wrap away! 🎁

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#2 Go Caroling

Make a playlist of your favorite easy-to-sing songs on your phone, then invite a few friends or bribe your family to join you. Here’s a list of 27 popular carols and a free songbook! One or two songs per house is plenty of merry. 🔔 

#1 Christmas “Presence”

Give the gift of yourself, your time, your attention. I’m providing everything you need including a Christmas Advent Countdown Craft you can do with your neighbors, friends or family (kids just love it!). You can also host a Christmas Open House for your neighbors with your choice of two adorable invitations and a Planning Guide to make it easy. 

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