Christmas is a time of year that is amazing for most people. But for some people, it is not as cheery. It is so important to think about others in need during the festive celebrations and try and add some light into other people’s days. I wanted to post this blog post as a reminder that you CAN improve someone’s day, even if it is just a small thing. I have listed some ideas of how you can help others below.
Festive Charity Ideas
- Buy the Advent Of Change Advent Calendar. 24 Charity donations are included in the price and it is so lovely to see how your donations are helping people.
- Donate luxuries to a food bank
- Buy a homeless person some lunch
- Reserve a place for a homeless person at Crisis
- Send a Unicef Paddington Parcel to children around the world
- Visit a retirement home and have a cup of tea and a chat with someone lonely
- Send a Christmas card as part of the AgeUK and Caroline Gardner campaign
- Do a good deed for someone you know such as cooking them dinner or helping them with their cleaning
- Give plenty of hugs
Can you think of any more ideas to help people this Christmas?
A Note from me…
This year for Blogmas, my motivation is to raise awareness of the incredible charity MIND.
This marvellous charity does so much to support people suffering from mental health. With ongoing pressures from social media and a million other stresses these days, it is more important than ever to look after our health. As an anxiety sufferer myself, charities like these make such a difference to supporting people that need a voice to listen to and supply tools to help them through difficult circumstances. You can take a look at their website to see the amazing things they do and to take a look at the resources available online to help those needing extra help this Christmas. The winter season can be very difficult with people suffering from anxiety and depression. I would absolutely love it if you could donate something (however small) to this charity as a thank you to me for posting Christmas blogs this Blogmas. I really hope we can raise money and awareness for this stunning cause.