10. Make sure to avoid malls, Times Square, or any major place, unless you like large crowds.
9. If possible, celebrate with friends and family. No matter what holiday you celebrate, being with people you care about is always a nice time.
8. Be prepared for lots of holiday greetings (i.e., “Happy Holidays”, “Merry Christmas”, etc.)
7. Similarly to number eight, expect holiday cards from almost everyone you know. Even your odd second cousin or old family friend that you haven’t talked to in years.
6. Wear comfortable clothes (if possible). I personally have never understood why people dressed up if they are only hanging out in their own home. You’re home, wear pajamas and be comfortable.
5. Do good for others. Volunteer at your local soup kitchen, donate clothes and toys, the options are endless.
However, this should in no way be limited to the holiday season. Try to help others who are less fortunate all year round if you can.
4. Remember, the holidays aren’t really supposed to be about how much money you spent, or how many gifts you received. It’s supposed to be about celebrating your holiday (whatever it may be) with others.
3. If you can’t be with family or friends this holiday season, try to celebrate as best as you can. Even if your home life isn’t the best, know that someone cares for you. I care for you.
2. If you have leftovers, try to donate to your local shelter. They’ll definitely appreciate it. Or donate it to someone you know would benefit from it. OR share them with family and friends!
- Have a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season!