Santa, presents and elves are exciting parts of Christmas and it is obvious why Christmas is nearly every child’s favorite holiday. The songs, music, and movies make it easy to get swept away into the Christmas spirit. However, the core of the Christmas spirit comes from giving back. Emphasizing this in your children may seem like a trying task but it is actually quite simple. Incorporating generosity into your Christmas tradition is an important aspect of making Christmas a special and worthwhile holiday.
- Find something your family enjoys
Finding something your family loves to do that both gives back and brings you and your family closer together.
- Remind your family the good that you are doing
Knowing that you’re doing something good makes it more likely that you’ll want to do it again next year. Doing good makes you feel good and is an important aspect of Christmas.
- Do an event with your community
Seeing your community working together brings everyone closer and makes it seem as though the Christmas spirit really is all around us, all the time.
One final way to incorporate generosity into your Holiday Tradition is to join us in Running for a Cause and Running as a Claus. This year’s Arlington Heights Rotary Santa Run is now open for registration. The annual Rotary Santa Run is a great opportunity to tie together the fun of Christmas to the true reason of the season. With options including 5K chip-timed competitive run along with a walk at both the 5K and 1 mile distances, there’s also a kid friendly Reindeer Run where kids are never out of sight. Fun for the whole family, this year’s Rotary Santa Run takes place on 12/07. For more information or to register for the annual Fun Run, you can Sign up HERE.