While buying gifts and receiving them this holiday season, it’s important to remember to appreciate all that we have and to give back in ways that are possible. Keep reading for five simple ways to give back this holiday season!
Find volunteer opportunities within your community by asking friends where they like to volunteer or using resources like the Red Cross or VolunteerMatch. Lending a helping hand at community food banks, local libraries, animal shelters, and other organizations is a great way to spend your time with family and friends!
Shop Gifts That Give Back
Shop consciously by supporting companies that give back in some way. By purchasing items from The Little Market, you are empowering artisans around the world. Check out our holiday gift guide here for gifting inspiration.
Support Holiday Donation Drives
Support various holiday drives by purchasing and donating toys, food, money, books, and other items to organizations such as Salvation Army, which organizes Angel Tree each year.
Protect the Environment
Instead of throwing out your Christmas tree, consider recycling it through a local program. Some organizations may pick up the tree at your curb or have you drop it off at a nearby location. And don’t forget to recycle all of the gift wrap the holidays bring about, or use reusable gift bags and boxes! Lastly, avoid throwing away cell phones or laptops when you receive a new one. Instead, trade it in or read how to properly dispose of it.
Be extra grateful
Leave kind notes for those you appreciate, tip your waiter a little extra, leave your garbage collector or mailperson a treat the day after Christmas, deliver baked goods to your neighbor, and lend a helping hand.
Happy Holidays from everyone here at The Little Market. We’d love to hear how you’re giving back this holiday season in the comments below and by tagging us on Instagram!