Christmas can be a great time of joy to spend with family and friends in sharing and giving.

However for others this can be a time of loneliness and sorrow as not everyone has people to celebrate with.

I urge everyone this Christmas to bless someone you know who you think may be lonely or may even just need a bit of cheering up.

Here is some ways you can bless people you do or don’t know around you:

– Invite them over for a Christmas drink – if you sense someone is alone over Christmas invite them over for a Christmas drink or even a meal. This small gesture may just make them smile.

– Buy a small surprise gift – you can do this in person or anonymously place a little present on their front porch or even the letter box.

– a Hand written Christmas card – a great way to share a little bit of joy

– Buy a present for the Wishing Tree – Kmart every year do the Wishing Tree – I know there are several other charities too that collect new toys and clothing to bless families in need during Christmas. This isn’t quite as personal but still a great way to give

– Visit the local nursing home – sit with an elderly person who is lonely and just chat or play a game of cards or bingo

– Contact a local charity or church and find out how you can help – there are plenty of ways you can volunteer time over Christmas or give goods. Volunteer in your local soup kitchen, make a meal to deliver to someone, wrap some presents to be taken to those in need, buy and assemble hampers for the community, and many more.

I’m sure there are a million and one more ways to bless people in your community this Christmas. Please share some of your ideas and everyone Please Share the Joys and Blessings of Christmas.

Posted anonymously, 28th November 2015

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  • yeah would love to make up packs of things like shampoo, toothpaste, tampons, pads, deoderant, razors etc. and give them to refuges. Especially little packs of things for the kids. i don’t know how you get this stuff to these people. It is not like you are supposed to know where these places are.


  • Very true and great thoughts. Every year at our local church we donate a shoebox filled with items for children and give it to Vinnies . When my daughter was in high school she did some volunteering such as singing xmas carols to a local nursiing home , assisting a soup kitchen and serving at a food van . There are so many ways to help and all rewarding experiences .


  • What a beautiful article/story and person you are. Thank you for sharing and encouraging everyone to share the love and giving.
    We have a safe home not far from us that supply emergency accommodation and help for mums and children that have fled violence. Every few months I put together a grocery hamper (items that are on special at the supermarket) and take it around, in a week or two I will be giving food but also some pampering items for mums and some toys for the children, it is so wonderful to give and know you are making someone’s life a little happier.

    • So heartening to hear you supporting your local refuge. We should all do this. I have donated some items to a refuge near us, but never food items. I will do so pretty-Christmas. Thanks..


  • This would be me! Son is interstate, hubby will be working, daughter going away with boyfriend, no extended family worth speaking of and friends are all doing their own family thing. Just me and a bottle of champagne til hubby gets hone


  • All lovely ideas for being inclusive all year round and at Christmas time.


  • This is so very important. Love your ideas. Don’t forget those close to home. We once had just moved house and our new neighbours dropped in on Christmas morning to say hi – it was such a nice gesture and greatly appreciated.

    • Knowing your neighbours is a good thing! :)


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