We have in our town a generous Christmas event, a Christmas morning breakfast for the homeless and poor on the island. Santa Claus comes and delivers gifts to all the children.
We have made it a tradition to first go there to help out before opening our own gifts Christmas morning. Usually we pick up trash or pass out drinks, and it has been a great way to begin the day giving, before getting. It brings a sense of peace to the day, and the girls seem to lose a bit of greed for the day.
The girls look forward to it. At least 3 days this week my oldest has been jumping up and down, begging, “Can we please help the poor Christmas morning? Can we? PLEEAASE?!?”
Chances are there are organizations where you live that do something special for the underprivileged Christmas morning. They could use help as well, and you could make this a part of your Christmas traditions.