You are probably wondering what you can do for others this Christmas. Then again, maybe you aren't, but maybe you should. Understand? I guess what I'm saying is that you'll feel better, I'll feel better, the world will be a better place--if we give a little this Christmas. Here are some ideas:

1. If you have a party, have everyone bring something. Theme it to the charity in question:
  • a coat for Coats for Kids (bring gently worn coats)
  • canned goods (for a nearby homeless shelter)
  • clothing (also for shelters)
  • toys for Toys for Tots

2. If you want to make your party into a field trip, think about:
  • serving dinner Christmas day at a shelter
  • renting a bus and going from hospital to hospital with toys for the children who are ill
  • delivering turkeys to the elderly and less fortunate for a local charity (check out your city site for ways to do this)
  • traveling to nursing homes as a group and caroling

3. If you want your party to include an activity that will help others, try...
  • making up gift baskets for nursing homes filled with notions like combs, toothbrushes, nice smelling soaps, and more.
  • making up gift baskets for those in the hospital similar to the above
  • making up toy gift bags (filled with stocking stuffers) for kids at a local orphanage

Obviously, these are just a few of the things you can do. If you have other ideas, send them to the Party Girl and we'll post them!

You'll be helping others, and bringing a smile to your face and theirs. It's well worth it, don't you think? - The Party Girl