By Sarah Arjona

1. Christmas Cards

Mail a Christmas card to people who may not be able to make it to the family celebration. It will be a nice surprise for family and friends.

2. Thank You Cards

Write a genuine note of gratitude to those who gave you gifts for Christmas. It will show them you truly appreciate their presents.

3. Make Something from Scratch

Buying something from the store is easy. Trying to make a dish or dessert from scratch will be a nice challenge to tackle. You may not make the best cookies or tamales, but it doesn’t hurt to try.

4. Create Your Own Gift

It’s the thought that counts when you give someone a gift. With so many ideas floating around online, it won’t be hard to find one. You can decorate a photo frame, arrange candy in a mason jar, or make an apple pomander.