One of my favorite memories is when we took the girls to a nursing home on Christmas Eve about 10 years ago. We passed out candy canes and some homemade Christmas cards they made.
Old folks just love kids and dogs. While visiting with a couple ladies one of them said, “All I want for Christmas is a hug from a little girl.”
Since we made it a habit not to force our kids to hug complete strangers, we just stood there for a second. Then the girls went over, unprompted, and gave the ladies big hugs. Smiles all around.
If you’ve got kids (or even if you don’t), think about visiting nursing homes. They get loads of visitors at Christmas, but not so much the rest of the year. We go once a month with our therapy pet dogs (I’ll blog on that some other time).
Feel free to share a favorite Christmas memory, or what you really want for Christmas. Or just think about some favorites memories and enjoy the season!
This was a picture from roughly that time period when we were out looking at Christmas lights.