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This year has gone by so quickly and the festive season is right around the corner! Here at Secret Sisterhood, we are super excited to begin celebrating the festivities with you all! Today, we introduce our chosen theme for this year’s festive season: “Giving Gifts to Others”. This theme shares our intention for the festive season.

The festive season is an important time of year that is celebrated by many people across many different cultures. This is a time of year that is used to celebrate the idea of “togetherness” and it represents a time when friends and families come together to celebrate life. It also is a selfless time in which people reflect and forgive as well as being a time of year for new beginnings.

Our theme brings together these ideas of community, inclusivity and people coming together, sharing the love and giving back to one another. “Giving Gifts to Others” is the idea that we should give back to others no matter how big or small. Here are some ways that we – as Secret Sisters can give back to our community!

Friends and Family
Our closest friends and family are the ones who have been through it all with us, including the good moments and bad. It’s important to show them our appreciation and show just how much we cherish their friendship. Giving back to family and friends can be done in so many different ways, whether that is spending quality time with them, organising a special outing, giving them a heartfelt card or a meaningful present. 

Donating is a great way to give a gift to others this festive season. Many do it tough over the holidays therefore it is an important time of year to support a cause that you love. Even the smallest amount can have a huge difference, so never underestimate the difference that you can make! If you want to donate but are unsure where, please check out our charity page where you can see some of the amazing charities we have partnered with:

Volunteering is another way to support the charities or organisations that you believe in. Volunteering is a great way to give back but often volunteers get just as much out of it for themselves. Volunteering makes us feel good as we put time and energy towards making the world a better place and allows us to see the direct impact we are having.

Support Local Businesses
Another way to give back to the community during the festive season is to buy from your locals! Now more than ever, many small businesses are doing it tough. Therefore the festive season is a great way to show appreciation to your community and the small businesses that you love. Rather than buying gifts from large companies – can you support small business instead?

Be Spontaneous
The festive season is all about sharing joy, happiness and love to the people and communities around us. One interesting way to give to others is to be spontaneous with our gift giving! If you are feeling spontaneous, give a meal to a stranger or offer to pay for someone’s coffee. Even the smallest gift to a stranger could really brighten up their day!

There are so many ways in which we can give back to our communities – whether that is with our friends and families, strangers, charities and organisations. This time of year is a great opportunity to give gifts to others and spread the love!

By: Angela Wang