#UnwrapChristmas Doing a Little Something Extra

It only takes a spark to get the fire going.

And soon all those around can warm up in its glowing.

That’s how it is with God’s love,

Once you have experienced it

You want to sing

You feel like spring

You want to pass it on…

A few of us gathered together for Secret Santa tidings, divided by names and united through a common Christmas spirit of sharing. And it is in this spirit that we bring this blog chain to you.

I am thankful to Sushmita Malakar for passing on the baton of spreading Christmas joy and spirit.

It is here through words that I unwrap Christmas on my blog for you.


Christmas is the season of giving. I am seeing decorated Christmas trees with presents underneath them all around me. I am reading about friends who have been busy buying and wrapping gifts for their loved ones. Christmas cards have been written with love and posted all over the world. Surprise gifts are being sent by Secret Santas to completely unknown people.

This tradition of giving gifts on Christmas is not about money but about the thought behind selecting that gift. Each gift communicates something from the giver to the receiver.

There are those perfect gifts that meet some needs and they say, “I know you and care about you.”

There are those gifts that surprise the receiver and they say,  “I wouldn’t miss an opportunity to do things that would light up your face and brighten your day.”

There are gifts that are meant to bring cheer and happiness and they say, “I want you to have the best that life can offer.”

There are these gifts that makes a person feel special and they say, “You have made a difference in my life and I thank and cherish you for being you.”

There are those gifts that come with a personal cost or sacrifice in terms of efforts or time and they say, “I value you and our relationship.”

Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone. So, what’s that something special you are doing this Christmas?

You may do this little something extra by donating towards giving children a home by supporting Divya Disha. If you need any information about this cause, please feel free to ask Corinne Rodrigues.

May the spirit of Christmas fill your life with joy and peace. Best wishes to you and your family during this holiday season. ♥


I now invite Ankita Shukla  to spread the message of Christmas on her blog.

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36 thoughts on “#UnwrapChristmas Doing a Little Something Extra

  1. Shilpa I think all festivals are about counting your blessings and people who have made a difference to our lives are our biggest blessing. Christmas being an end of the year activity is even more so.

    I love that each year I get to celebrate this spirit with you through Unwrap Christmas

    Here’s a very Merry Christmas and a very happy new year to you

    • True that! Every festival is about togetherness, spreading love and joy. And it is wonderful to spread these happy vibes through this Unwrap Christmas.
      Happy 2017 to you, Richa. May it bring you all that you wish for. Cheers!

  2. I love the giving spirit of Christmas and I look forward to it every year almost as eagerly as my children! The thought that goes behind every gift does matter much. Wish you a beautiful festive season and a Happy New year.

    • Same here. Sending gifts and then waiting for yours and guessing who would be your Secret Santa is so exciting.
      Thanks, Kala. Wishing you a beautiful 2017 too!

  3. That’s the true spirit of every festival, I think – spreading happiness and love. And Christmas, coming at the end of the year, just feels like a culmination of this spirit each year.

    I’m so glad I could join in on Unwrapping Christmas with all you lovely people this year! Wish you a Merry Christmas and a very happy new year!

    • Well said, Shinjini. I like this spirit of adding smiles around us.
      It was wonderful to celebrate this season of giving with you! Wishing you a happy and joyous new year too!

  4. Hey Shilpa , this year I was part of a secret Santa though BlogChatter for the first time ever and it was so exhilarating getting a gift from a virtual friend and sending out one too .
    I love the idea of spreading blog love via unwrap Christmas thread that you guys take up!
    Cheers !

    • Isnt playing Secret Santa to blog buddies so exciting and fun! I simply love buying gifts and waiting for mine too 🙂
      Wishing you a happy new year, Chandni. Cheers!

  5. Hi Shilpa, Christmas is one my favourite festival and I look forward every year, no matter what happens – this season brings in a lot of excitement and most important for me, is its time for sharing and I love to keep making list, pack and appreciate and thank all those who are so much part of my life, making my life a little more lighter, happier and relaxed… so I love to keep acknowledge specially in this season, though I believe that we must be sharing all through the year and not just this season. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Hi Genevive. It’s wonderful to know about your Christmas celebrations and what it means to you. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and here’s wishing you a beautiful 2017! 🙂

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