It’s Christmas Eve, folks! We made it! After all we’ve been through this year, not everyone is in a place they’d like to be or with the people they’d like to be with for many reasons. Today, we want to take the time to make sure that anyone who is going into this festive season alone, has the support system they need. Now more than ever, we need to come together. So, with that in mind, here are 4 ways to support people spending Christmas alone…
Yes, we’ve all heard this over and over again this year, but it still remains true. Calling and Facetiming is a great way to stay in contact, especially with people spending Christmas alone. It doesn’t even have to be a video call packed with activity and games. It can just be a chat to check in and not talk about anything specific. It can really make someone’s day, even if it’s just a short one, so please do!
There are a lot of communities that have been hit hard
this year and a lot of worthy causes to donate your time to.
It might be a little late to post packages right now if you wanted them to arrive before Christmas day, but if it’s safe to drop it on their door step, that’s also another option. You can put all sorts in there. If they’re into skincare, drop a couple of face masks in there (self-care is everything, especially right now!) If they love baked goods, you better be adding some into that package. It’s just a great way to show someone that you’re thinking of them and that you see them. If you’re wanting to find out what a potential partner likes, check out CLiKD.
This is a perfect one for people spending Christmas alone, as well as those offering their support to them. There are a lot of communities that have been hit hard this year and a lot of worthy causes to donate your time to. You could donate old coats to those in need, find ways to help the homeless community stay warm and fed right now, as well as writing letters to older members of the community that may be feeling isolated and alone right now. Not only will you be helping others, but doing so will make you feel better too.
Whether it’s a Christmas card, a postcard or just a lovely
hand-written message, it means something.
This one is a simple way to brighten someone’s day. Whether it’s a Christmas card, a postcard or just a lovely hand-written message, it means something. This doesn’t just have to be for someone you know really well, this could be something to do for any people spending Christmas alone. Whether it’s your neighbours or someone in your area. Receiving a card from someone is always one of my favourite parts of Christmas (and birthdays) so share that with someone else.
So, there you have it! 4 ways to support people spending Christmas alone. Please do take the time for even a couple of these, you never know how your small acts of kindness can completely transform someone’s day. Happy holidays everyone.