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How Giving Puts You Into the Holiday Spirit

No matter your beliefs, most agree that a holiday spirit is connected to giving. Lately, many of us have focused on giving in the sense of exchanging gifts with friends and family, but it truly extends beyond this.

To give you a clear idea of how giving puts you in the holiday spirit, we’ll dive into the connection between giving, holiday spirit, and:

  • Connecting with others
  • Being grateful
  • Finding your purpose
  • Starting on a clean slate
  • Appreciating your loved ones

Giving is about sharing your resources, including your time, with others who need it. It’s about making the holidays a little better for someone who has had a tough year, no matter your circumstances. Imagine the joy that would resonate this December if everyone made it their mission to make one person’s Christmas better.

Let’s see how that can be done.

5 Ways To Get Into The Holiday Spirit By Giving

1.    You Connect With Others

To give, someone must receive, providing a direct connection with others. Few holidays are celebrated in solitude, so giving truly puts us at the center of what makes us human and gives us holiday spirit – being with others.

The connections you make with other givers and those you’re helping can surpass the holiday season. Many friends have been made between those who share with others in their time of need.

2.    You Express Gratitude For What You Have

Expressing gratitude is something we can do every day, but often forget. It’s too easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and take what we have for granted.

When we give to others, we see and hear expressions of gratitude in return. This offers an excellent moment to reflect and feel grateful for the little things – your home, food on the table, a working car, your free time, and so much more.

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3.    You Feel A Sense Of Fulfillment

Humans have the natural desire to help others. Whether through charity work, volunteering, or financial assistance, there’s an undeniable good feeling that comes along with giving up your time or resources for a greater cause.

Unfortunately, for most of us, this sense of fulfillment is not easily found. Many of us have jobs that just about pay the bills and, apart from family, find little fulfillment in the monotony of day-to-day life. Giving lets us access this feeling and remember that we have a greater purpose in life that surpasses our routine.

4.    You Start Your New Year Off Right

Giving during the holidays also lets you ring in the new year positively. Instead of sticking to selfish motives, you humble yourself and show that others are just as important. While it may not right the wrongs of the year – hopefully, there aren’t many! – it’s a great way to start fresh with a new slate in 2023.

5.    You Better Appreciate The People In Your Life

Finally, giving allows you to appreciate the people in your life. Whether it’s by helping someone who may be alone in the world or by reflecting on how vital supportive parents, spouses, children, and friends are, living helps you realize the importance of those you see throughout the year.

How To Give This Holiday Season

There are many ways to give back this holiday season. You could:

  • Set up or donate to a food drive
  • Volunteer your time
  • Donate to a charity
  • Donate your lightly used second-hand clothes – especially winter gear – to shelters
  • Buy gifts or school supplies for children in need
  • Make and mail holiday cards through a program like the Angel Card Project

How To Deal With A Financial Need This Winter

It could be hard to think about giving if you are financially pressed this winter, but there are opportunities to give back and receive financial assistance. If your finances are tight, donating your time is also a gift, especially by becoming a volunteer.

If you find yourself pushed into a corner financially and have an urgent bill that needs to be taken care of, Southwest Title Loans may be able to help. We offer title loans and registration loans for emergency holiday cash across Arizona.

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Getting Cash This Christmas

Our title loans offer over $10,000 with the use of your car title as collateral for the loan; you also get to keep your car as usual during repayment. You’ll need your I.D., vehicle, and the car’s lien-free title to start.

Registration loans are smaller loans that use your car registration as collateral. You do not have to own your car outright. You’ll need your I.D., a registration under your name, a bank account, and a U.S. Social Security number to qualify.

Keep Giving And Learn More Today

Feeding our holiday spirit is important every year, especially when giving, reflecting, and being grateful for what we have. Use holiday giving to forge new friendships, reconnect with loved ones, consider all the good in your life, and feel a sense of purpose among the noise of life.

If you find it hard to give because you’re financially tight this year, remember that volunteering your time may be the best gift of all.

Plus, Southwest Title Loans is here if you need some help along the way to cover emergency costs before the year’s end. Just reach out to us through our online form or chat box today to learn more. Happy holidays!

Note: The content provided in this article is only for informational purposes, and you should contact your financial advisor about your specific financial situation.

Emma Frost

Emma Frost is a lifestyle and finance blogger with a talent for communication and a passion for financial literacy. She uses her writing talents to explore topics that help her readers gain financial stability and growth.

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