December is a Time of Giving

However you look at it, whatever holiday you do or don’t celebrate, December tends to be a hectic month. As the year comes to an end it’s a natural time to pause and think about how the year has gone. It’s also a great time to think about giving. And I’m not talking about presents.

December is a time of giving with BonBon BreakIt’s a great month to give your child memories they can hold onto into their adulthood. It’s a great time to look around and see who needs our help. It’s a wonderful time to give each other inspiration and support. It’s just the season to give each other your time. It’s a lovely time to give each other a little of the magic inside us.

And that’s exactly the sentiment behind BonBon Break and WaterAid America’s theme this December and I am proud to be one of the chosen contributors for ‘Giving’ with a piece about creating winter memories with our children.

When I think back to my childhood Christmases, it’s not the gifts I remember (except the red television hidden in the attic), it’s the fact that we were together as a family. It’s the festive traditions that flood my mind – the mince pies for breakfast, the Christmas pudding set alight with brandy, the pantomimes.

To read the rest, as well as many other wonderful ideas about giving this season, head over to ‘40 ways to create winter memories‘. There are lots of ideas there for building in some calm and quiet time for your highly sensitive child (and yourself)  during this festive period. You can also read about the amazing work WaterAid do around the world. It’s a charity I worked with when I lived in the UK and ran a couple of payrolls in a previous life!

 

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About Amanda van Mulligen

Mother, writer, author, blogger. I was born in Britain but live in the Netherlands. I have three Dutch sons and a Dutch husband and I blog about Turning Dutch and raising highly sensitive children.
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