Spending Christmas in the hospital is never fun. But, there are some things you can to do help spread some holiday cheer to those less fortunate. Whether it be Christmas caroling or a visit from Santa, share your holiday tips for spending Christmas in the hospital. Share Your Tips
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Happy Christmas everyone, i hope this helps
- —Guest heather
16 Christmas's in Hospital and Counting
- I've been unlucky enough to spend the last 16 of my 19 years in hospital over Christmas but it has by no means made Christmas bad. Decoration is so important so if your on a long term ward ask to put tinsel around the end of your bed so even the bed looks Christmasy. Get some electric tea lights and put them in colored glasses or wrap glasses in paper with Christmas shapes cut out so the light creates Christmasy shadows. Hang tinsel between the poles which hold the curtains up and hang cards over these.
- —Guest Heather
No Time for Self-Pity
- Make Christmas or any other holiday special for others even if you're a patient. Over Christmas I made a Baby Jesus for my room-mate who had lost her figurine for her tiny bedside creche. Make Valentines for everyone you know on the floor. Think of others and how they feel and you'll cheer yourself up immensely - no time for self-pity!
Santa Clause To the Rescue
- One year, my mom was in the hospital for Christmas and my dad dressed up like Santa Clause and surprised her with gifts at her bedside. I will never forget how much joy that brought my mom.