The holidays can be tough for a lot of people. Whether they aren’t close with their family or they are short on funds or are far away from home, these normally cheerful months can bring a lot of loneliness for people.
Now more than ever, we need to shower others with love. And during the holidays, our people need to know we’re thinking about them and loving on them.
Try a gift-free Christmas party and invite your friends over to just enjoy each other’s company with good food and drinks and games and corny Christmas movies.
Send a handwritten Christmas card with a message of gratitude to someone who may need the extra love.
Remember that not everyone celebrates Christmas. Ask your friends who celebrate other holidays to teach you to make a traditional dish or play a game unique to their celebrations. These simple acts will show them that you really care about them in a culture that erases anything not mainstream Christian.
People are better than no people. Reach out to those friends that you know may be struggling and simply offer them a seat at your table so that they know they don’t have to be alone during the holidays.