12 Ways to Maintain the Christmas Spirit AFTER Christmas (2)

Here is another reflection on how I maintained the Christmas spirit after Christmas.

no_2The second thing I did was send people gifts (February). I began with my little sister friend’s birthday. I ordered Wandas from Two Dough Girls and had them delivered to her home. I also sent my little cousin a care package. She was completing her first year at my alma mater, Western Michigan University. I asked her what she wanted/needed and she sent me a list. Dwight and I added her requests to our groceries and shipped them off. If you’ve ever been away from home, then you understand how exciting it is to receive free snacks and toiletries. Her older sister didn’t need anything, so I sent her a handwritten card with well-wishes and a copy of my book.

This seems to be a simple way to show people that you’re thinking of them. Let me know if you try it.


35 thoughts on “12 Ways to Maintain the Christmas Spirit AFTER Christmas (2)

  1. I celebrate People not a specific season. When my colleagues and friends of different faiths celebrate I rejoice with them. Diwali, Buddhist festivals, Hanukkah, Eid, Ramadan, the Jewish High Holy Days, etc..
    Then every day is a Celebration of Life’s Diversity. Come January 7th which is Three Kings Day that Christmas spirit will be out the door. Whatever is truly in your Heart will be expressed in your actions.

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  2. What lovely ideas! I like to do little trinket gifts and ‘saw this and thought of you’ type gifts randomly, too. I always seem to find something for my parents like this throughout the year, and it really can be anything from a bar of chocolate or a handwritten card, to a book or a top or anything at all, it doesn’t have to be big. Great suggestion! šŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks Caz! i completely agree. I think we sometimes put too much on waiting for ONE day to gift someone with the perfect thing…we should be thinking of others always (or at least sometimes lol) and surprise them with something special just because.


  3. What a thoughtful post! I was at the hospital visiting a loved one today, and realized just how important little gifts are. All it took was a photo of her great grandchild printed out and put next to her bed. You’re so right, we need to keep on giving to receive šŸ™‚

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  4. Aww Kathy! I love this. It warms my heart. Love doing acts of kindness, it makes people feel so good. Great idea to reblog your post every month and get into the Spirit of Christmas through the year. ~Blessings blessings blessings, Debbie

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  5. I like this, it feels very enlightened, for I always feel let down when Decembers 26th comes around and everything is swept under the rug as far as any holiday is concerned. Like Elvis sang, why can’t every day be liked Christmas?

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    1. I know right? I think you were one of the bloggers I’d had this conversation with…so THANK YOU for the inspiration. I’m finding it is possible to keep the spirit going in small ways šŸ™‚

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  6. Love this! I usually pick five random people to send gifts to throughout the year, not during Christmas. I’m all about RAOK and I do it because it might make someones day but I mainly do it for me too, makes me happy šŸ™‚

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    1. I’m glad you said that Belinda because that’s what I’m getting to…Christmas is a time when (for whatever reason) people tend to think with their hearts. I hope we can all begin to do it more every day in little ways. And thanks!

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  7. That was a lovely thing to do Kathy! And although I didn’t actually receive those gifts, I got a warm cosy glow and there was a big smile on my face just reading about it. If giving did that to me, I can just imagine what those young girls felt. Lovely post!

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