25 Ways to Enjoy the Holidays
1. Spread the cheer! Do one act of kindness for someone each day of the holiday season.
2. Go ice skating!
3. Have a holiday movie night and watch all of your favorites. What is your favorite?
4. Grab some warm cider and drive around one night looking at the beautiful Christmas lights.
5. Buy a CD of holiday tunes and sing along to it in the car as you travel this season.
6. Build something creative and fun out of gingerbread.
7. See a local holiday play, show, or Christmas pageant.
8. Choose charities for holiday donations. You could sponsor a child for Christmas, donate food to an animal shelter, or give coats and blankets to the homeless.
9. Go sledding on a favorite mountain.
10. Give a waiter or waitress an extra large tip.
11. Wear at least one festive outfit.
12. Take blankets and a thermos of cocoa and go see a Christmas parade.
13. Make a gift for someone special.
14. Attend a holiday party and learn a new recipe to bring along.
15. Make a DYI Christmas photo booth with props and have a silly photo shoot with loved ones.
16. Read Christmas stories.
17. Make winter treats for your backyard wildlife.
18. Make treats for your neighbors.
19. Shop at a Christmas market.
20. Try a creative hot chocolate recipe with flavors like orange cayenne pepper, or peanut butter.
21. Create a one-of-a-kind wreath for your front door.
22. Bundle up and enjoy the beauty of winter by taking a nature walk.
23. Bake Christmas cookies. Try something new like rum balls or lemon crinkles.
24. Get a new pair of pajamas for everyone in the family to open and wear to bed on Christmas Eve.
25. Remember what the reason for the season is and be grateful, humble, kind, compassionate, and generous each day.
Deborah Malone's first novel, Death in Dahlonega, finaled in the American Christian Fiction Writer's Category Five writing contest! Deborah was nominated for 2012 and 2013 Georgia Author of the Year Award in Novel category. She has worked as a freelance writer and photographer, for the historic magazine, "Georgia Backroads." She has had many articles and photographs published, and her writing is featured in "Tales of the Rails," edited by Olin Jackson. She is a member of the Georgia Writer's Association and Advanced Writers and Speaker's Association. As a current member of the American Christian Fiction Writers she has established a blog where she reviews Christian Fiction.