Enjoy Christmas Alone? Is that possible?
Christmas is Almost Here! But it is not too late to add some sparkle to your holiday!
Are you going to be alone this Christmas? You really can have a happy Christmas alone.
If you will be alone for the holidays, it is time to plan something for yourself and others, too, if you wish. Think of those around you, those in your apartment building or your neighborhood who may find themselves without plans for Christmas Day. Would a quickly organized potluck late lunch be fun and possible? How about dessert time later in the afternoon, and everyone can bring a treat for the table. Weather a problem, then what? You really can enjoy Christmas alone.
Enjoy Christmas Alone Reading and Writing
One Christmas alone, I enjoyed reading a book that I had just never taken the time to read before. Reading is a great way to do Christmas alone.
Another great idea – At your computer, typewriter, or with pen and paper, tell the story of your Christmas times of the past. Your children and grandchildren will treasure the stories and you will be amazed yourself at the details that will surface as you write.
Enjoy Christmas Alone Visiting with Others on the Telephone
I picked up the phone, and called old friends, family members, and neighbors to wish them a wonderful day. Then, while talking with another senior alone, we decided to have a Spring Fling when the weather would be better. We let our imaginations go wild, and jotted down all kinds of ways to Celebrate Spring. About ten of us met when weather permitted and enjoyed a “dutch lunch” at a nearby restaurant with the topic of the day – Christmas in our Childhood.
We have a choice – to make holidays alone wonderful or depressing. Our choice can make a difference to others who may be in the same place, too. Let’s enjoy the music, special television shows, and the wonderful ways to quickly communicate this year whether or not we are by ourselves.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Super Spring! Enjoy it all! Every minute of each day. Enjoy Christmas Alone This Year – Start your own traditions.
Betty Tate DeLorme