Make Christmas Merry

Help people this Christmas…

Christmas is nearly upon us. A time for exchanging presents, stuffing yourself with turkey

and sneaking some of that advent calendar chocolate!


What we tend to forget is that Christmas is also a season of goodwill and time to help those

who are homeless, recently bereaved or simply just lonely. We should make an active effort

to help these people, assist them and bring them joy, as this time of year is one in which to

be merry.


It is a well-known fact that acts of kindness hugely benefit our happiness and wellbeing.

There are innumerable acts you can do to help the community. You can work at a

charity at this busy time of the year, when crowds of people storm into shops buying

bundles of clothes or presents.


Or how about a reverse advent calendar: doing a good deed, however small it may be, every

day, to try and make a difference.


Help out children and women escaping domestic abuse this Christmas by gifting a refuge

parcel. Refuge parcels range from £10 to £100, so it’s up to you how much you want to

donate. Your refuge parcels may provide emergency toiletries, food and clothing for women

who have suffered domestic abuse, or even a Christmas present for a child who has lost

their favourite toy. Simple, unexpected acts of kindness at Christmas can really brighten

someone’s day and make you feel good as well.


You could also:

- Buy a homeless person a sandwich and a hot drink

- Help someone struggling with their luggage on public transport

- Give genuine compliments

- Give up your seat to someone on busy public transport

- Give a generous tip to a friendly waiter or barista

- Buy your friend some chocolate when they’re feeling down


Isabella VII