Christmas is about sharing: when we were overseas and didn't have family
around, we sought out others in the same boat. One year I ended up cooking
dinner for about 54 guys from the local military site in Germany. What about
work? Anyone there single or without family locally? Church? Local "old
folks" home? Maybe you and your family could volunteer at a local shelter
for the day, helping with dinner for the homeless or abused? What about your
neighbors? Anyone else in the same boat? Perhaps you could do a "pot luck"
dinner, or one of those "progressive" dinners that were so popular a few
years ago (You go to one house for appetizers, another for salad/soup,
another for the main course, another for dessert . . . that way everyone
gets a chance to show off their decorations!)
I'm sure someone else will offer some suggestions. Too many people get
depressed around the Holidays: don't join their ranks - there's still too
much good in your life to succumb to that. Good luck!
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> What puts you in the Holiday mood?
> What special tradition do you have on Christmas Day?
> I'm looking at boxes and boxes of Holiday decorations, and just can't seem to
> make myself put them up. In the short span of three years, I have lost my
> mother, father, brother, sister, and best friend. Christmas Day was when "my
> side" of the family came to our house for dinner. Now, there is no one left
> come. It is a sad and painful day for me. How do I keep the joy and magic
> alive for my husband and son? I know I am not to only one to loose family
> members, what do you do? What are some new traditions we can do on Xmas Day
> keep the day as special as it should be? Thanks, Cathy
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