Christmastime really is the most wonderful time of the year. From carrying on family traditions to spending time with the ones you love most, it's a special, sacred season.
I think all of us, whether we believe in the birth of Jesus or not, are aching for a meaningful Christmas season. We want it to be about more than hustle and bustle. We want it to be about more than scoring great Black Friday deals. We want it to be about more than spoiling our children rotten.
I think each us longs for a meaningful holiday season. I think we want to experience something. We want to know love and hope and peace. We want it to mean something in our lives. We want to make a difference.
If you want Christmastime to mean something, you have to slow down and pay attention. You have to reject the pressure to see, make and do everything on Pinterest. You have to take deep breaths and practice patience when you are in a long line at the store. You have to take notice of the needs around you, so that you can give where it really matters.
Here are just 30+ ways to have a meaningful Christmas this year.