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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Holidays Are For the Family

Vestina Crayton, Pinellas County Extension Specialist, Urban Sustainability

The Best Gift for the Holidays

Every year many of us think long and hard about what would be the perfect gift to give a loved one. Many of us are very fortunate to have family and friends to celebrate the holiday season. But there are many who do not. As a family, consider giving the gift of kindness. Schedule a family meeting and brainstorm ways that you can share and care for someone in your community.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:
  • Make gift baskets for the elderly and/or shut-ins.
  • Visit the hospitals.
  • Volunteer at a soup kitchen.
  • Make homemade cards together.
  • Team up with other families and do all of the above.

Showing kindness is a priceless gift that keeps on giving. By working together and showing concern for others, you strengthen your own family's relationships.


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