6 ways to do Christmas for the neighbors

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  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 19, 2013 1:54 p.m.

    Forget all the sugary treats for the neighbors who probably already have a shopping cart full of sugary gifts from everyone else in the neighborhood and most of the stuff will end up in the garbage or making the dog sick. Instead - do something for someone instead. Visit someone who is lonely. Repair something that is broken for someone who is in need. Instead of toffee - give some bread and milk to a needy family - maybe even within your own family. The idea here is to break with tradition and do something that matters - really matters no matter how small.

  • AveragePerson WEST JORDAN, UT
    Nov. 19, 2013 11:27 a.m.

    A few years ago, our neighbors sent out a letter that invited all neighbors to come to their home (garage, actually) and bring canned food items for the Utah Food Bank. We enjoy a portable fire pit, hot cocoa, donuts, and visiting with neighbors. It's easy, family oriented, community-service based, not terribly time or money consuming, and it's great to sit for a few minutes and converse face-to-face with neighbors. I find it to be a wonderful way to celebrate the season.