’Tis the season of giving, and in keeping with the concept of showing kindness to other this holiday season, we invited a handful of local people to suggest five unexpected gifts they’d give this Christmas.
These couldn’t be gifts with any significant monetary value, nor anything to do with politics.
Instead, we asked them to share generous deeds/gifts they might give to a complete stranger in these last few days leading up to Christmas.
We received some meaningful, creative, and thoughtfully unexpected gifts you too might wish to share this holiday season.
We will be publishing one of these lists each day, counting down to Christmas Day.
Shannon Todd Boothcommunications and funds developmentmanager for Langley Hospice
1. Shop local, support local businesses.
2. Make a charitable donation in memory of my mom.
3. Reach out to friends and family who I haven’t talked to for a while.
4. Let go, and remember to be thankful for all I have in my life.
5. Hug more – ’tis the season!
“It’s funny, thinking about this makes me realize how much more intentional I am about connecting with others over the holidays… I don’t think that it’s because we’re any less busy, but for me it’s what the holidays are about… whether its Christmas cards, a quick visit or a walk with a friend, a phone call – I still prefer to talk vs. text – or going out of my way to wish someone else a Merry Christmas. During the holidays, I find that I fill my time differently,” Todd Booth added.