Real Estate Agent with John Roberts Realty


The holidays are a great time to spend with family, friends, and giving. Here are some tips to make the holidays special:

Help out a neighbor. If you have a neighbor who needs help shoveling, decorating, holiday shopping, or writing holiday cards, offer to lend a hand. This is also a great opportunity to get the whole family involved. Even young kids can pitch in to decorate—and help take the decorations down once the holidays are over.

Give gifts to teachers. Teachers work tirelessly all year long, and the holidays are the perfect time to show your thanks. Give a Starbucks gift card in a coffee mug, custom stationery, or even a classroom sign. Don’t forget to include a handwritten note from your child expressing why they appreciate their teacher.

Invite friends to holiday dinner. Do you know any friends, acquaintances, or co-workers who live far from family? If they aren’t traveling home, invite them over for a holiday dinner. Alternately, if friends who don’t have anywhere to go decline your invitation, consider making extra holiday food, freezing the leftovers, and dropping it off to them the next day.

Look for giving trees. What’s a giving tree? You might find one displayed in a department store, grocery store, school, or community center. A giving tree is typically decorated with wish lists from kids in the area. Pick a wish list hanging from the tree, purchase the gift, and return it to the organization that set up the tree.

Volunteer. Other holiday-specific volunteer opportunities may include serving meals at a food bank or participating in a local Toys for Tots drive. If you don’t have the time to volunteer in person, you could sponsor a family instead. Many local organizations have holiday “adopt a family” programs, matching you with another family in need of basic necessities and/or gifts.

I love real estate there is no greater feeling than seeing my customer's happy!!!

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Comments (18)

Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

my church has a giving tree annually and this year I also added two kids from my daughter's work tree.  She works at a hospital and they put one on each floor and covered every foster child in a large urban area.  I was thrilled to get to make a kids Christmas better for several this year.

Dec 08, 2022 08:51 AM
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Center Moriches, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

Great advice... Love It

Dec 08, 2022 08:58 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

What a great list! I love the idea of including people in your celebrations who can't travel home or don't have family to go to 

Dec 08, 2022 09:03 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Pat Champion,  If you live closer I would invite you and your family over for a holiday dinner.  Great list!


Dec 08, 2022 10:37 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is excellent advice to share.

Have a very special holiday season.

Dec 08, 2022 12:41 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Pat- we are so blessed to have what we have but there are others who are in need...of material things but also hope and friendship. 

Dec 08, 2022 04:59 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Pat, volunteering during this time of year gives me great pleasure.  Have a couple things later this month.

Dec 09, 2022 07:14 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

These are great ideas for bringing good tidings to others!

Dec 16, 2022 05:05 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Carol Williams - perhaps a second chance Saturday entry?

Dec 16, 2022 05:05 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Pat - there are so many things we can be doing and all of your suggestions are helpful.

Dec 16, 2022 06:02 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Pat. Must say like your line of thinking! Adapt a few or adapt them all..Enjoy your day.

Dec 17, 2022 04:54 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Pat,

What a lovely post and so glad Carol Williams featured it in her Second Chance Saturday Series! Wonderful ideas for bringing good tidings and joy to others!

Dec 17, 2022 06:45 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

So many ways to give during the Holiday Season and all year long!  Great ideas Pat!!  You are very inspiring!  Merry Christmas!

Dec 17, 2022 10:56 AM
Kimo Jarrett
Cyber Properties - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Great list, I especially like the giving tree information. I have never seen one on display at any store.

Dec 21, 2022 09:04 AM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

I have noticed as I shop the past couple of weeks--waiting in line at grocery store or restaurant, or in  a crowded store...most pp seem to be more patient and accommodating.  I certainly don't mind waiting--it's a privilege to have the money to spend on food, gifts, etc.  I plan to drop off home cooked meal and cookies to a nearby hospital where a friend works on Xmas Eve.  We have so much!

Dec 22, 2022 08:53 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Pat.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Merry Christmas!

Dec 23, 2022 04:10 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Pat, hope you enjoy a very Merry Christmas Eve today with your family or friends.

Dec 24, 2022 08:15 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Pat Champion Great Post!  Powerful Suggestions ... Wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Saying goodbye to 2022 and on to new things ... 2023!

Dec 30, 2022 10:50 AM