What are some simple gestures you can do to give people that warm, fuzzy holiday feeling?

As the holidays near, we all want a piece of the action. Whether it’s landing an invitation to your co-worker’s annual holiday party or throwing your own bash this year, we all love that warm fuzzy feeling that the holidays bring. Here are a few things to keep in mind as we celebrate the holidays and take on the festivities.

1)   ‘Tis the season for giving. Choose a charity you’re passionate about and raise money for the cause at your event, (donations optional, of course). Instead of doing the old White Elephant gift exchange this year, why not ask your guests to bring an unwrapped gift to donate to a children’s cause like Toys for Tots? You’d be surprised at how many people are willing to participate. After all, it is the season for giving.

2)   Personalized cards go a long way. Instead of the generic holiday greeting cards, why not add a personal touch and create your own greeting cards and handwrite a special note to each recipient. With all the ways we are digitally connected these days, a handwritten note will definitely leave a lasting impression.

3)   Holiday gifts don’t have to be a daunting task. Let’s face it, most of us are not so keen on the holiday gift shopping. We often procrastinate until the day before to check it off of our “To-Do” list.

But gift giving doesn’t have to be dreadful. It’s a great way to show people how much you really pay attention to their personal interests. For example, if your friend is a wine connoisseur and can appreciate a good Cab, why not surprise them with a fine vintage bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from Caymus Vineyards (approx. $60)? One of my personal faves, is a boxed set of personalized stationery. You can never go wrong with that! You don’t have to break the bank to give a gift your friends will love; all it takes is a little attention to detail.

Happy Holidays from @BriteLA!

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