Christmas Is a Time for Giving

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Christmas Is a Time for Giving

As Christmas draws closer I wanted to share my thoughts on Christmas and the importance of giving. I remember being in brownies as a little girl and we took part in a carol concert at a huge old church which was kind of creepy. The whole service was foreign to me, it was not the religion I was taught at home and the procedures or ways things happened was all a little strange.


I can’t even remember everything that happened at the Christmas service but what I do remember was singing the song “In the Bleak Mid-winter” It was the first time I’d heard the song and I never forgot the words,

“What shall I give him poor as I am, If I were a shepherd I would give a lamb, If I were a wise man I would do my part, yet what can I give him? Give him my heart”.

These words etched into my heart as a little girl and whether one believes in religion, Christianity or some other faith, the point is Christmas is a time for giving, to share, to be kind and generous and help those in need. Christmas is a time to love others, to be more thoughtful and pay more attention to those around us.

It doesn’t matter who we are, or what we do or do not believe. We can all focus on the important truth and that is that happiness does not result from what we get but from what we give.

Each year I try to do something special for others. We may be a secret pixie and drop something which is needed off on a neighbours door. We may help out a food bank or make a shoebox of toys for a child less fortunate. These are the memories I remember each year, not the gifts I receive but the feelings I get as I teach my child to give.

I believe giving is really important. I will continue to teach my child this and I think it is a great message for this time of the year.

Angela x


About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!

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  1. I think it’s very important to give something extra at Christmas, whether that is a bigger tip in a restaurant, paying for someone’s coffee, or doing the shopping for an elderly neighbour.

    1. I totally agree. I think we should not run faster then we have strength. It is important to give to others what we can.

  2. Lovely words! I completely agree, it’s always important to give back at Christmas. Whether it’s by donating to a food bank or giving a little extra to charity, it all helps x

  3. Wow I love this post! Couldn’t agree more. So much to be done from food banks, giving a bit extra or simply volunteering. So many charities have events and need help! 🙂 x

  4. I love spending time with my family at christmas, we all live scattered across the country so really it’s the one time of year we are all under the same roof – that’s my favourite thing about the season for sure.

  5. Your title says it all, Angela. Christmas really is a time for giving. Not just by giving material things but also by paying it forward. What I have in mind is volunteering in a nursing home or on your local soup kitchen. I think it is a nice gesture to give something to people you barely know. It’s more fulfilling for me and perfectly embodies the Christmas spirit.

    Thank you for sharing this post!

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