It’s the holidays and you’re looking forward to your much-needed respite, be it from school or work. But you’re actually at a loss with what to do during your winter break. So much to do, so little time, you might say. It’s all about managing your time wisely. Here are a few tips to make your Christmas break more worthwhile:
1. Join festivities and events. Get into the holiday spirit by joining in on the fun! Watch Christmas plays, do volunteer work, go to a carnival, shop at a flea market, visit museums — the possibilities are endless because most communities hold annual Christmas activities. Check your local dailies or online sites to find out upcoming shows and events in your area.
2. Hit the ice. Head over to the ice rink or outdoor park with your family or friends and go ice skating. You can also go sledding, tubing or snowboarding; just find a snow-covered hill where the ice is perfect for these winter sports. Make sure that the weather conditions are suitable for ice time.
3. Cook or bake something new. Get out of your comfort zone and surprise your family (and yourself) with a meal or baked treat that you haven’t done before. Who knows, it might just be your next food masterpiece!
4. Go Christmas caroling. You’re never too young or too old to go caroling. Join or form a group of carolers and spread good tidings and cheer to the neighborhood. Visit old folks homes or orphanages and sing your heart out. You’ll surely put a smile or two on each person’s face and make their holidays more special.
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5. Create handmade gifts. If you haven’t done any shopping yet and have enough time in your hands, try making handmade gifts. The Tiny Hands blog features a few tutorials plus some helpful tips in creating arts and crafts items. You’ll not only save money (which you can donate to charity) but also make gift-giving more heartfelt.
Christmas is a chance for us to spend time with loved ones, but it’s also perfect for me time. It’s called Christmas break for nothing so make sure every second counts.
What do you do on your winter break? Share it with us! Happy holidays!