10 Ways To Make Someone Smile During the Holidays

November 20, 2018
Happy small girl in Santas hat has a Christmas

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The holiday season can be a busy and stressful time, but it's also a time to give back.

With the holidays officially upon us, think of some ways that you can bring some cheer to those around you or even those who are complete strangers.

Take these 10 tips into consideration and hopefully, you'll inspire somebody else to give back as well.

1. Take baskets of goodies to your neighbors

You don't have to break the bank with this, just drop off some fun holiday treats to remind them that you care.

2. Find a charitable organization and donate a gift

Find a specific project or cause that you truly care about and donate a gift that will leave them smiling.

3. Invite someone to have Christmas dinner with you and your family

We don't realize how many of our friends and family actually spend the holidays alone, so this is a great opportunity to have a meal and celebrate together.

4. Pay for someone's meal when you are eating out

Paying it forward is a great way to spread holiday cheer.

5. Donate non-perishable food items

While you're shopping for your holiday meal, buy a couple extra cans to donate to those who could really use it.

6. Give a homeless person a meal or food gift card

It may not be much, but everybody deserves hot meal for the holidays.

7. Be willing to sacrifice

This is a time of giving, showing others love and making a difference. Make this holiday season about those around you.

8. Babysit for a single parent

The holidays can get busy, so help out a single parent and let them have some time of their own.

9. Pay for the coffee of the person behind you in line

Again, paying it forward can make a huge impact on someone, especially during the holidays.

10. Smile at a stranger

The easiest one of them all! Make eye contact and give someone a smile. A big smile can go a long way.