The best way to spread Christmas cheer...no matter what tier

A very wise elf once said: ‘The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!’ But what happens when Christmas cheer is restricted to your household or support bubble, and carol singers have had no time to prepare? We’ve come up with a few DIY ways to spread Christmas cheer, no matter what Tier your area is in…

Handwrite a letter or card…

Thoughtful individuals across the world have realised the importance of letter-writing once again. Individuals, schoolchildren and care home residents have been united as handwritten letters or cards have been exchanged, with the aim of tackling loneliness.

Why not start simply by putting a Christmas card through the door of a couple of houses on your road that you’ve never met? It’ll be the perfect excuse to introduce yourself, and put a name to a face.

Look ahead to 2021…

While no one knows what the next year will hold, the vaccine programme and assurance from Boris that weddings and events will be able to run in the Summer are encouraging signs. Is there an event or celebration that was postponed from 2020 that you are excited for? Getting something in the diary for 2021 to look forward to is key to securing a little Christmas cheer. We love seeing our events calendar filling up…

Pay it forward…

Acts of kindness come in many forms, and this wonderful idea encourages individuals to give charitably by paying in advance for something specific: a coffee, a bed for the night, a fruit and veg box – even fish and chips! Spreading Christmas cheer anonymously and without having to give up any of your time is selfless and simple. Plus, it allows those facing hard times to accept help with ‘no questions asked’ in your local community.

Learn some local history…

It seems odd (especially this year) that we spend so much time in our houses and local area but often don’t know anything about their history. We love learning about the history of CLC – from the Victorian architecture at College, to the fascinating individuals who walked the school’s corridors. How well do you know the history of your house, road or town? Take the time to find out a bit more about the history of your house and get that warm and cosy festive feeling.  

From the wisdom of Buddy the Elf to The Grinch’s Cindy-Lou: ‘Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas means a little bit more’. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas from all at CLC Venues & Events. The team will be off enjoying their turkey and mince pies from 24th December onwards, but we look forward to hearing from you from 4th January: venuesandevents@cheltladiescollege.org.