Making the Best of this Christmas

September 16, 2020 3:19 pm


It will soon be that time of year once more – yes, the dreaded C word, Christmas! It may well be a little different this year – will we be able to meet up with family? Will we be able to visit friends? So much remains unclear at the moment, and at the end of a bad year, the best thing that we can do is to focus on the positives and the things that we can do this Christmas rather than the things we can’t.

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This is a good year to put a little more thought into what gifts we buy – Rather than load up on all of the pre-packaged gift sets and generic gifts, why not think about something special and personal to give to friends and family this year – it can be anything. Spend time making something for someone such as a home-made cake or some candles. Perhaps they are an animal lover so maybe a bronze wildlife sculpture from would be perfect for them?

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Being kind to people has never been more important. With more and more people suffering the consequences of loneliness, mental health problems or financial difficulties this year, why not embrace the season of goodwill and spend some time making a difference to someone? Whether a chat with an elderly person who lives alone, helping out at a local charity or donating to a foodbank, think about what you can do to embrace the spirit of Christmas and make a positive difference to someone else.