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Holiday Ideas

Non-traditional Holiday Ideas

How do you spend your Christmas or holidays? Did you know there are people that spend Christmas day and the holidays without family or friends? Are you a person who spends the holidays looking for something to do? There are ideas for entertainment if we knew about them. Do you have an idea that you can share?  

Here are some of my ideas:

There are places nearby to volunteer. It would be wonderful to help others that are in need. Soup kitchens that give out meals, clothing drives, or giving out toys. If only we knew where they are.

Any good movies to see? Many Christmas shows open on Christmas Day. There must be an audience for them or they wouldn't release them on that day. What are you anxious to see?

Is there any restaurants open in town? We have many fine restaurants in Cinnaminson. Do you know of any that are open on Christmas day?

An invite to neighbors house for dinner? Open houses? What a wonderful idea to ask a neighbor that is alone to come for dinner or just to stop by to attend your holiday party.

I know there are many more things to do that you can share. What do you do that is different during the holidays? 

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Cindy Pierson December 18, 2011 at 03:49 AM
Over the years, especially when my kids were young, we developed a tradition that gradually faded away, but will be renewed thanks to a nudge from your article. We would collect assorted items that we saw (on clearance or a great price for buying more than one, etc.) during the months before Christmas - sweaters, slippers, combs/brushes, toothbrush/toothpaste, boxed notecards (include stamps) or notepaper (you get the idea). We would gift wrap the bigger items, & make a list of what items were in what kind of paper (including size, color) and put together little gift bags of the smaller items. We would take the stuff to someplace like Riverview Estates, leave the gifts and the list with the nurses- they knew which patients didn't get company (or any presents) on Christmas, and which items would be right for which patients. We never gave our names, but always felt pretty good about making people we didn't know smile and maybe believe in Santa again, just for a little while.
Carol Beisel December 22, 2011 at 02:34 AM
Cindy those are wonderful gifts to people that truly deserve some love I thank you for giving your loving gifts I wish we could reach all those who are lonely during the holidays If anyone out there knows of a shelter or any good cause please post it here so They can be helped in some way Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all !

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