25 Ideas for Finding Your Inner Elf

holiday spirit, ideas for celebrating the holidaysTry these tips for getting in the holiday spirit

Do you ever feel like the Grinch? Do the holidays sometimes get you down? If you are having trouble getting into the holiday spirit, try some of these tips. If you can make it through all 25, you are definitely not a Grinch!

1. Write a letter to the troops through Operation Gratitude
2. Go on a walk or a drive around your community to see the holiday lights
3. Get a kit and make your own ugly holiday sweater
4. Find the coolest toy on the toy store shelf and donate it to Toys for Tots
5. Make homemade holiday ornaments
6. Find free holiday events in your area, like tree lightings and carol sings
7. Call up one friend each day and wish them a happy holiday
8. Keep a bag of mini candy canes with you, and give them out to friends you see
9. Try a new recipe for a holiday dish or dessert
10. Sing a different holiday song in the shower every morning
11. Buy a gift for yourself and wrap it up for when the holiday arrives
12. Treat yourself to an eggnog latte or peppermint hot chocolate
13. Join the crowds who are shopping at the mall
14. Put together a playlist of your favorite holiday songs
15. Coordinate a holiday caroling night at a nursing home
16. Enter a cookie baking contest
17. Learn to play a holiday song on a keyboard or other instrument
18. Donate canned goods to a food drive
19. Watch the holiday specials you watched when you were a kid
20. Hold a Secret Santa gift exchange with your family members
21. Try one random acts of kindness each day in December
22. Wrap your front door in wrapping paper so it looks like a giant present
23. Post encouraging and festive messages on social media
24. Make homemade holiday cards for your friends and family
25. Get a selfie taken with Santa

That is the end of our list, but why stop at 25? Find as many ways as you can to spread the holiday cheer. Here’s hoping you have a wonderful holiday season!