- Holidays and Celebrations
Compassion Towards Man and Nature in Christmas
When snow starts falling from the sky and night is longer than the daylight, we realize that Christmas is near. As Christmas starts getting closer and closer, our feelings of compassion towards our fellow man starts to ignite inside of our hearts and we get in the mood for helping others. This can be done in many ways, some donate money or used toys to shelter homes and other organizations that help sick and poor people, and some can offer their services as volunteers in many charity foundations such as the Salvation Army.
But those aren’t the only ways we can help people and show your compassions towards them at Christmas, these feelings can be showed in other ways. Instead of buying factory-made decorations and tree ornaments and gifts, you should help out a local artist or a craftsman by buying his hand made ornaments and decorations. You can also check online for hand-made gifts that usually contains many new and original gift ideas. Finally, you can go to your local crafts carnival or fair where you can find a lot of wonderful and one of kind handicrafts, gifts and decorations. Through this you will be helping a lot of hard working moms and dads who struggle to earn their money by making handmade crafts.
Besides showing your compassion towards your fellow man, you should also show your compassion towards Mother Nature and the environment around you. This can be done by buying earth friendly or recycled ornaments for your Christmas tree. A great example for that is the hand carved Tagua tree ornament which is very eco-friendly, because they are gathered from the ground of the rainforests in South America. Besides buying eco-friendly or recycled tree ornaments, you can also make your own.
Here are a few examples:
- Grab a clean recycled piece of aluminum foil and paint it with various colored markers, then crush it with your hands and you will have a colorful material that you can shape it into various shapes such as spirals, stars, balls, etc.
- Get some of your old CD’s that you no longer use, and stick glitter all over it, then tie it with a ribbon on the back.
- Cut some old pictures from previous Christmas parties or gathering with your friends and family, and glue those on top of a metal or a plastic jar lid, then you can use fabric to decorate the edges.
This way you show compassion to your fellow man and make him feel the true warmth of the Christmas spirit, and you also pay your debt to Mother Nature by buying or making your own eco-friendly decorations or gift ideas. Merry Eco-Christmas!!!