Day 9 #ElfieAdvent Spreading some cheer!

Festive mementos mark year’s highlights

Every year, AMH New Life Counselling’s Elaine Gormley buys a Christmas tree decoration or bauble that marks something important that has taken place that year. Elaine explains:

“If I was on holiday, I’d buy something that has that particular place name on it, as a lovely reminder of my trip. When we got our first dog, I bought a personalised dog decoration for her and when we moved into our house I bought a decoration depicting a house. So now, every year, when it comes that time to put up our tree, these decorations are a great way of being reminded of happy memories and events.”

Elaine also likes to hang fresh holly in the house.

“I like to hang the holly on top of picture frames, then on January 6th, when the time comes to pack all the festive decorations down for another year, we put the holly in the fireplace and take a moment to make a wish for the year ahead. It’s a gesture that is also all about letting go of any negativity from the previous year. We light the holly and all the negativity goes up the chimney and we are left with good intentions for the year ahead.”

Jamie McNulty from the AMH Our Generation Team shows us a fun way to spread some happiness to your loved ones, as this year we could all do with a little extra kindness and cheer!

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