There is always another side of the Christmas season!
You might know a client who has lost a loved one or is apart from each other during their first christmas. Is someone you know going through a divorce or a failed relationship, being alone, wrestling with difficulties. Fighting an illness, lost a job or dealing with an unwanted career change. Maybe just staying above water or trying to making ends meet. Someone you know could be coming home at night with anxiety and terrified about the upcoming holiday season.
TASB Volunteers, lets be together for this holiday season and pray for the people that do not feel the peace on earth or the spirit of Christmas!
If you or a special client needs an extra measure of God in their life during the holiday season, here are a few magical ideas that can show someone your loved this Christmas!
1. Take some stuffed animals to the nearest women’s shelter. There are always women with small children in the shelter and these stuffed animals can help make the transition less frightening for them.
2. Deliver cookies to your local fire or police station. Thank them for their efforts to keep you and your neighbors safe. There are always some on duty during every holiday!
3. Spend some time visiting with an elderly neighbor. Many older people don’t get many visitors, even though they often have fascinating life stories to share!
4. Buy coffee, tea or cocoa for a stranger in the line behind you.
5. Call someone whom you know has experienced a loss this year and tell them you’re praying for them. Then pray with them, if you’re comfortable doing that.
6. Send an anonymous encouraging note to five people. Include pictures, poems, and/or scripture.
7. Play secret Santa at your office. Deliver a tiny gift to an unsuspecting co-worker and don’t get caught!
8. Volunteer to serve a meal at a local soup kitchen, deliver food for Meals-on-Wheels, or take a bag of groceries to someone you know that needs them.
9. Offer to babysit for a friend. Trust me. Whether it’s a new mom who needs some “me” time, a single dad who needs to finish Christmas shopping, or a couple with tweens who need a night out. You will be blessing your friend’s socks off.
10. Share a healthy breakfast with your church staff. They work so hard all year to serve the congregation and community — it’s a wonderful time to serve them.
Are you doing something special for a family in need this Christmas?
The Association of Stylists and Barbers would like you to share your special gift of giving with other TASB volunteers across the states. Email or private message what your salon/barbershop is doing during the Christmas Holiday and your story could make our “Joy of Giving” section in our next issue of Recognition with Style magazine. Don’t forget the photos to go with your story.