Are we approaching Christmas already? Wow, how time flies.

This year’s festive occasion may be slightly different due to the COVID-19 pandemic restricting the size of gatherings and traveling. But pandemic or not, nothing can stop the season of giving from going on.

For someone who grew up in a Christian family, the birthday of Jesus Christ has always been an opportunity for me to take time out of my busy schedule to catch up with friends and family over glorious food. But with the health crisis putting a damper on festivities, I sure hope that it doesn’t affect the Christmas spirit too much. Since it has been a trying year for so many of us, I’m sure everyone is looking forward to this occasion to gather with our loved ones and have a good time with them before wrapping up this dreadful year.

With Christmas around the corner, I am usually busy donating to local and overseas charities as well as contributing to the old folks’ home and the cancer society. There is no loss in giving to others. Spiritually, it could even help to improve your karma and inject some positivity into your spirits before welcoming the new year.

Thankfully, there are no coronavirus restrictions when it comes to donating to the less fortunate during this period. This means that we can still spread the festive cheer to the most vulnerable, who we all know was badly affected by the economic turmoil caused by COVID-19. Some may have lost their source of income or even a family member this year.

Money, food, and clothes are just some of the things you could give to the less fortunate. You could even give the gift of time and companionship to those who don’t have the luxury of having a family, including orphans, the lonely elderly, or even the destitute. No matter how you plan to honor the season of giving, don’t forget to do it safely. As we are still in the middle of a pandemic, always remember to put on a face mask, wash your hands, and stay home if you’re feeling unwell.

To all the readers and followers of Gypsee Jenny, here’s wishing you in advance a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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