A Community Guide to a Jolly Holiday

Christmas partyAlthough Christmas is still months away, what better way to make the holiday celebration perfect than by preparing as early as today. To make the festivity meaningful, spread the love and happiness by involving your community. Here are some ideas to make the coming Christmas season fun and memorable not just for your family, but also for the entire neighborhood.

Organize a Christmas Party

You can ask other residents to help you organize a Christmas party. If you have a spacious backyard, you can host the event. Otherwise, you can book a venue with enough space for the confirmed attendees. Raise a fund by asking the neighbors to donate or bring Christmas presents and goodies during the event. You may also organize a choir to carol for funds.

Light Your Community

The usual municipal Christmas lighting can make the season jolly. You can make it more fun by suggesting to your local officials to hold a Christmas lighting contest. You can also host one yourself, it may involve a few homes or your entire neighborhood. Think of a theme that will spark people’s creativity. The contest will make the holiday preparation more fun and it will make your community brighter.

Give to the Less Fortunate

The spirit of Christmas is making other people happy. Encourage your neighbors to donate clothes and money to charities and to those who are less fortunate members of your community. You may also raise funds through raffles and competitions. You can also encourage your kids to donate some of their toys. This is a great way to teach them the virtues of kindness and generosity.

Let the holiday joy spread beyond the confines of your home by encouraging everyone in your neighborhood to participate in the celebration. And here’s the most important thing: don’t let the community Grinch steal your Christmas.