The sounds, sights, smells and sensations of Christmas have unmistakably entered the atmosphere. Everything from lights to charity drives to cookie trays and hot cider, Santa letters, parades, school pageants and church cantatas fill the days and weeks ahead with a seasonal signature.
Something is available for everyone who wishes to partake of this wonderful experience.
And it may be a trite expression, but the best way to be at ease with one’s own enjoyment of the season is to reach out a bit, and to help other people enjoy it, too. Many would welcome the attention:
—Fund drives to provide emergency assistance to residents;
—Canned food and coat drives;
—The people who can’t afford Christmas for their children … look for tags on "angel trees" found in many spots;
—The shelter animals needing a new home; and the animal shelter, welcoming donations of food and cash;
—Local merchants, your own neighbors, who hope...
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