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Way to Give Thanks

The holiday season is a time to reflect upon the many things we have to be thankful for. After all, expressing gratitude has been shown to reduce mental stress, strengthen empathy for others, and improve both psychological and physical health. Here are fun and creative ways to give thanks this year.

Make a gift bag
A unique, homemade gift bag with a custom label or a note is a simple but heartfelt way to show your appreciation. Perfect items to put in a gift bag are bath bombs, essential oils, candles, face masks, and a pair of warm socks!

Send a handwritten note
There’s nothing better than receiving a handwritten note from someone you care about. It’s a simple and sweet way to express how much someone really means to you.

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Give the gift of relaxation this year! Your loved one will be thrilled to get away for a custom massage session or facial.

A LaVida Signature Facial
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Personalized video
Reflect on the pictures and videos you’ve taken throughout the year of those you love. Use these snapshots to create a video of your favorite memories! This is a good way to show many people that you appreciate and care for them by sharing the video on social media!

A Gratitude Tree
Grab a bare branch from outdoors and place it in a vase. Then, cut leaf shapes from colorful cardstock and have each family member write something they are thankful for on the leaf. Another fun thing to do is write a goal on the leaf as well, writing a goal down on paper increases your chances of completing the goal, and it’s fun to see what you’ve accomplished year over year.

Bake a dessert
Why not express your gratitude with their favorite sweet? A cozy pie or yummy batch of cookies always brings joy. Pair their favorite sweet with an autumn-themed drink!

Say Thank You
It may seem simple, but sometimes simply saying “thank you” to those who matter is one of the best ways to express gratitude. Sometimes the simplest things have the greatest impact.

When others show their support for us, it can be hard to put into words how grateful we are. We have to remember those moments where a simple, heartfelt reminder of your gratitude is all that’s needed.