Zen Habits for Christmas  
Do other things with family, such as caroling, baking, watching It’s a Wonderful Life, playing football outside.
Volunteer as a family at a homeless shelter.  
Ask people to donate to your favorite charity in lieu of gifts.  
Do a gift swap where you put a valued possession (that you already own) into the swap.  
Bake gifts.  
Have an experience instead of giving material goods: do something fun together, go to the beach or a lake.  
Find hope. Christmas has so much potential to be about so much more than buying — it can be a season of hope, renewal, lov...
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Zen habits for christmas

  1. 1. Zen Habits for Christmas  
  2. 2. Do other things with family, such as caroling, baking, watching It’s a Wonderful Life, playing football outside.
  3. 3. Volunteer as a family at a homeless shelter.  
  4. 4. Ask people to donate to your favorite charity in lieu of gifts.  
  5. 5. Do a gift swap where you put a valued possession (that you already own) into the swap.  
  6. 6. Bake gifts.  
  7. 7. Have an experience instead of giving material goods: do something fun together, go to the beach or a lake.  
  8. 8. Find hope. Christmas has so much potential to be about so much more than buying — it can be a season of hope, renewal, loved ones, inspiration contemplation. Talk to your family about this — how can we find ways to be hopeful, thankful, cooperative? How can we be more present instead of worried about getting presents?  

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