I have the coolest clients on the planet, and many of my December brides have found ingenious and inspiring ways to share their happiness with those around them. One couple had itty bitty Christmas trees as centerpieces, which were delivered to a local nursing home to brighten the activity rooms and dining rooms for the residents. Another couple asked their guests to skip giving them gifts; (they’d lived together for years and had everything they needed) but to instead bring small, unwrapped toys that they donated to a local drive for kids in need. Still another used Unicef Christmas cards as their invitations, supporting this amazing, and I think overlooked charity.

Christmas and Channukah are beautiful and inspirational times to get married, and how amazing to share your joy and abundance with those less fortunate. It is truly a great start to a lifetime of involvement with your community, and the inevitable joy that this sharing brings.