31 Days of Holiday Awesome: Give Back


This December we’re ushering out 2015 in a new way. Join us as we count down 31 Days Of Awesome and give you something new to do, see, make, eat, or buy every day in December. Today’s awesome will give you warm fuzzy feelings of goodness. Instead of buying something for yourself today, why not give back?

Enlisting the help of Tyrone Edwards and Liz Trinnear, we’ve rounded up some ways that your can give back and spread happiness to those around you. Read on for your holiday awesome!


1. Buy a friend a cup of coffee
We don’t know about your office, but here at the Much headquarters, coffee is the coal that fuels our bloggin’ engines. Next time you go and grab a coffee with your work spouse, foot the bill.


2. Make a homemade Christmas card
Unleash your inner Neil Buchanan and Pinterest Mom by making a homemade greeting card. Put a little love into your crafted card, write a personal message and give it to someone you care about. Here’s a few ideas to get you started.


3. Make a meal or special treat to give away and share
Similar to the homemade card, baking treats and sharing them with the people around you or even donating them to a bake sale is another way to give this holiday season. Taking the time to make something homemade makes the gesture extra special. Need inspo? Check out this ginger molasses cookies recipe we featured!


4. Donate something tangible
If you can’t bake and are really bad at crafting, there are a ton of different ways you can give. Purge your closet and donate clothes. Make a monetary donation, no matter how little, to a cause you’re passionate about. You can even get a haircut and donate your hair to good causes.


5. Donate time
If all else fails, you can donate time around your community. Spend time at a food bank, sorting through donations. Participate in a marathon for a charitable organization. You can even give your time to the people in your life. Offer to wrap your grandma’s Christmas presents or walk your neighbour’s dog!

Need more ideas? Head over to MyGivingMoment.ca