How lucky we are to be able to celebrate the holiday season with such
bounty and fun. But, let us not forget the true meaning of Thanksgiving and
Christmas and remember to share our good fortune with those who would appreciate a
kindness. A true charitable kindness is offered by giving anonymously with no
There are many ways one can share their love of afternoon tea during the
holidays with those in need. Either alone or with your friends contact your
local food banks, senior centers, homeless centers or houses of worship and
offer to create a holiday tea for those in need. Donate a gift basket of
homemade scones and preserves to a worthy cause. Hold a fund raiser in your own home.
Invite your friends to an afternoon tea holiday party. In lieu of gifts ask
that a donation be made to a designated cause such as granting a wish to a
seriously ill child. Sponsor an event or arrange an activity, whether it be for
one person or a group. Include someone you know who might otherwise be alone
during the holidays.
However you decide to participate, know that you will be putting a smile
on someone else's face.
Wishing you happy holidays and a healthy and safe New Year!
Wishing you Happy TEA TRAVELS(TM)! Ellen Easton
More of Ellen's Articles:
Planning a Tea Menu
FAQ About Afternoon Tea
A Spring Tea Menu
Tea and Silver
Tea at the Holidays
Understanding Tea Time Service
The Afternoon Tea Gown
The History of Chocolate
A Summer Rose Tea
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