The Herald found 12 days' worth of things you can do for yourself, your family or for others to make this Christmas just that much better:
For you and your family
Now that school's out for a couple weeks, set aside some time to do things with the kids. There are plenty of fun but inexpensive activities. Bake and decorate some simple sugar cookies, enlist them in helping to wrap up those last gifts for relatives, put together a giant jigsaw puzzle or share memories of Christmas.
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For more ideas on inexpensive family activities at the holidays, visit these sites:
• www.betterbudgeting.com /articles/holidays/frugalchristmas fun.htm
• wintermagick.blogspot.com /2007/12/inexpensive-things-to-do-during.html
Don't be a stranger to the people around you. Take a few minutes to make a new friend. Visit with a neighbor you've never met, or extend a polite greeting in the grocery checkout line.