Turn Christmas Pains into Joy

Annette Nay, Ph.D.

Copyright 1999

Leaving Christ out of Christmas

Many people get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season that they totally forget the reason we celebrate Christmas. It truly becomes X-mas instead of "Christ"mas. This is one of biggest reasons Christmas has turned into a pain.

Dealing with the Cost

One of the biggest pains of Christmas is the cost of all the presents and the mailings. People want to give wonderful gifts to each other. Generous giving is part of our nature, but not always affordable. There are many ways to deal with the problem. Here are just a few.

 

shined shoes

baby sitting

a sewn item

mopped floors

made beds

washed windows

laundry done

car wash

mowed lawns

dinner for two

mending

garden work

snow shoveled

ironed clothes

dishes done

help moving

No One to Share Christmas With

Many people become depressed at this time of year because they are away from family or they have no family left. This is what can be done.

Depression from Seasonal Affect Disorder

Dealing with Unwanted Family

What to Give

One of the hardest thing about giving is thinking of something that will be wanted and used.

Here are some generic ideas that are always in style...

Dealing with the Shopping Scene

Example of working URL's for these stores.

Things to Know about Shopping Online

Addressing and Sending out Christmas Cards

Two of these are:

Highland Graphics LDS with a Religious Clip Art Section

http://www.itsnet.com/~highland

 

DJ's Best LDS Clip Art

http://www.davejennings.freeserve.co.uk/home.html

Below are some excellent free electronic cards and virtual flowers you can send to your friends if you should choose to do so.

 

Blue Mountain Arts Electronic Greeting Cards

http://www2.bluemountain.com

 

Electronic Greeting Cards

http://www.pacprod.com/card.htm

 

Castle Mountain Post Cards

http://www.castlemountains.com

 

AngelWinks Heavenly Post Card Shoppe

http://www.angelwinks.net/PostCardPageIndex.html

Greetings Xoom

http://greetings.xoom.com%0d

 

The Webshots Desktop

http://postcards.webshots.com

 

The Flowers Virtual Gallery

http://www.iflowers.com/vir/vir_gallery.html

 

Virtual Flowers & Gifts

http://www.800florals.com/virtual/index.asp?ID+$IFL

 

Putting up the Christmas Lights Outside

Don't Dread Christmas Do What it Takes to Be Happy

Be of Service

Service is one of the great ways to bring the spirit of Christmas back into your life.

Have a

Merry Christmas !

Annette Nay, Ph.D.

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