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9 New Ways to Give This Holiday Season

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Following the infamous shopping frenzies of Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, a global day of charity fueled by the power of social media to kick off the season of giving. Many of us focus on end-of-year donations during the holidays, with gifts that support education, healthcare, kids, hunger initiatives, disaster relief, animals, churches, and more.

Here, we’ve compiled some new ideas to inspire your giving based on your passions, during the holidays or any time. Because philanthropy is a year-round endeavor.

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How to Create Holiday Magic — No Wand Required

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What would the holidays be without our traditions, from the tree and the turkey to the football game and parade? Everyone knows apple pie will be served for dessert, your uncle will fall asleep on the couch, and the kids will ask to stay up all night.

While honoring those beloved traditions this year, we invite you to add your own creativity to the season. We asked RAC customers to share their ideas for creating holiday magic, and we offer them here, along with a few of our own suggestions as well.

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The Ultimate Potluck Thanksgiving

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A potluck Thanksgiving is a sure-fire way to ensure a stress-free holiday. When guests bring a dish, that’s less work for the host. Plus, it allows guests to enjoy (and share!) their own favorite Thanksgiving dishes.

Whether you’re hosting or attending a Thanksgiving potluck this year, here are a few crowd-pleasing ideas to make the planning, preparation, and party more fun.

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Easy DIY Decorative Fall Wreath

Fall wreath

With just a little effort and less than an hour of your time, you can create a beautiful fall wreath for your door that will take you all the way through Thanksgiving. Come December, pull out the flowers and update the wreath with winter and holiday accents. In fact, with a simple update each season, you can keep your door decorated all year long.
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Poll: What Is Your Favorite Classic Holiday Song?

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It doesn’t feel like the holiday season until you can tune in to hear holiday classics on the radio, gather around a warm fire for a singalong, or go caroling with your family and friends. What is your favorite classic holiday song?

What Is Your Favorite Classic Holiday Song?

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DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater

Ugly Christmas Sweater DIY

So you’ve been invited to the holiday office party, and the invitation says to arrive in an ugly Christmas sweater. Ugh. No worries … you got this! (It’s better than having to bring the fruitcake, right?) In an afternoon, and under $20, you can transform an otherwise boring sweater into something legendary with the following steps:

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