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Sharing Christmas content.

Christmas is just around the corner! This isn’t only the “most wonderful time of the year,” it’s also the time when many non-practicing young adult Catholics actually attend Mass. The committed disciples who are following you are ready to dive into Advent practices, but for cultural Catholics, the holiday season is a time when they are navigating other issues like Christmas shopping, family relationships, and maybe even being away from home. Our goal is to address those top-of-mind topics for people not committed to faith and invite them to take a small step to see the core values behind this season.

Here is some of our top content on Christmas-related topics.

EDITORIAL CONTENT

The Minimalist’s Guide to Gift-Giving

5 Inexpensive Ways to Bring Holiday Cheer to Your Home

How Merry Do I Need to Be This Christmas?

Social copy [IG]: Christmas is an exciting time, but there is also a lot of pressure to join in the near-constant merriness of the season. And let’s be honest, sometimes you get a case of the winter blues and just can’t be as joyful as we’d like. Big changes like moving away from home or losing a loved one can have an impact on your holiday — and it’s okay if you have moments when you’re less-than-jolly. It’s not about how much, it’s about finding and holding on to those little things that still bring you holiday joy. Read “How Merry Do I Need to Be This Christmas?” by @GrottoNetwork for more insight.

[Twitter&FB]: Every Christmas isn’t going to be as merry as the Christmas carols make it seem — and that’s okay. If your holiday isn’t as picture-perfect as you planned, choose to revel in the small moments that make #Christmas come alive. Read more via @GrottoNetwork

A Very Merry Christmas Spotify Playlist (or create your own!)

Social copy [IG]: There’s nothing like a little #Christmasmusic to get the holiday-spirit rolling! Whether you’ve been jamming since the day after Halloween or you held off until the first of December, no one can deny the joy-inducing power of a good holiday tune. Check out @GrottoNetwork’s “A Very Merry Christmas” @Spotify #playlist for classic Christmas hits and more. 🎄🎶

[Twitter&FB]: Need some help getting into the Christmas spirit? This very merry #Christmas playlist by @GrottoNetwork is sure to do the trick.

Don’t Forget the Power of Ethical Shopping This Christmas Season

Grief Can Make the Holidays Beautiful if We Let It

Making the Most of the Holidays Away from Home

What to Know When Going Back to Mass on Christmas

Under $100 Gift Ideas to Get Your Parents

Setting Healthy Boundaries for the Holidays

VIDEOS

This Neighborhood Goes All-Out with Christmas Lights for a Good Cause

Growing Up on a Christmas Tree Farm

SOCIAL GRAPHICS

Grotto quote graphic about Christmas decorating on a budget: "Inexpensive ways to decorate for Christmas: thrift store finds, inherit from friends & family, forage (responsibly), go the simple route, stock up after Christmas."
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Grotto quote graphic about Christmas alone: "If you are alone this Christmas, reconnect with yourself, reach out to others, moderate your use of social media, prepare your heart."
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Grotto quote graphic about holiday depression: "Reduce stress, schedule a health check-up, try therapy, invest in a 'happy light', let go of unhealthy expectations & thinking, don't forget about exercise."
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Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality. —Washington Irving

We are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime. —Laura Ingalls Wilder

To celebrate Christmas in a fruitful manner, we are called to pause in places of astonishment. —Pope Francis

Mankind is a great, an immense family… This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.  —Pope John XXIII

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