It’s finally December!
The festive season is now in full gear.
Sadly, for some, this is also one of the most sorrowful seasons.
Whether sad or happy, you need to make the most of this month.
Yey, it’s almost Christmas, one of the most longed for festive seasons all over the world. However it’s unfortunate when the rainy season coincides with the Christmas season.
Christmas should be a holiday filled with cheer, decorations and time with family and friends.
With all the rain lately, there are landslides, flash floods, storms and all forms of disasters.
Christmas holidays are meant to make us forget all our troubles for some time. However, the rains come with unexpected costs for extra clothing, medication for cold as well as fixing destroyed fences and houses.
Are you looking for economical ways to celebrate Christmas during this rainy season?
Here are some ways you can celebrate without spending much as the month of January is watching from a distance.
Watch Christmas movies to learn the meaning of Christmas
Christmas movies are just a few bucks away on Netflix. You can also stream on YouTube for a lot of free Christmas movies. This will save you movie theatre tickets that are quite expensive during this time of the year.
Your spirit of adventure can also be quenched here as you learn on the origin of this day, both in the secular and religious perspectives.
The wide variety of movies and documentaries gives you all the freedom you need to choose one that suits you. All you need is a reliable internet connection. Also, since the rain might cause faults in the cable connections, you can download them when you get the chance to avoid inconveniences later.
Read Christmas stories together with your loved ones.
Enter the festive mode by reading both funny and inspirational stories together with your family members. This should be accompanied by discussions and just having a chat as a family. You can also sing carols found in the books for the young ones who might seem bored with the discussion part of the day. Reflect on the origin and purpose of Christmas.
Give gifts and presents to your neighbours.
Giving presents and gifts are common at this part of the year, but these gifts should not be centred around friends and family alone. Reach out to the needy people in your neighbourhood. Send gifts or offer your time to the children’s home and celebrate together with them because that is what Christians should do. Rain should not be a barrier, those far from you, send them subscription cards so that they acquire food from their nearest groceries and food stores.
Donate to your favourite charity.
Due to the rains, travelling can be a lot more expensive thus instead of visiting the needy give out the money inform of donations in the church, food banks, homeless shelters. At this time of the year many charities put up donation centres to collect these items. It’s very fulfilling to help someone in need during Christmas and any other time of the year.
Spend time at the hospital or an animal shelter helping with the work that might be available.
Encourage the sick in the hospitals, pray for them if you can, and just make sure you are there for them. Tend to the orphaned animals. By doing this, you’ll be giving back to the nature which is still a fun way of celebrating Christmas. Offer the love that most people need during this season but they have no one to give them.
During rainy season it gets messy due to heavy or light unending showers. You may incur extra costs when trying to maintain your annual Christmas routine. This article gives some ideas of Celebrating Christmas that are more economical and equally enjoyable. By watching movies and telling stories, you get to understand various perspectives of Christmas. You also get to spend time with your family. Showing love and giving back to nature are also some of the most fulfilling ways to spend a Rainy Christmas.
I wish you a Merry Christmas Folks!