The holidays are a time to swap gifts with family and friends, decorate the tree with bright lights and beautiful ornaments, sing carols and spend time with the people closest to you.

However, the true spirit of Christmas has grown into sharing with the less fortunate and the elderly. In a season that is about giving back and being grateful, there are so many ways to celebrate these sentiments.

Whether it’s volunteering at a hospital or nursing home, donating toys and gifts to a local community center or hosting the holidays who are far from home, showing you care is the best way to share in the joy of Christmas.

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So how do you practice giving back? Share with us the ways you express your holiday spirit.

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