Perhaps you can send a card to a friend celebrating a different religious holiday? Remember it's the Jewish Festival of Lights, Hanukkah, and this year Ramadan falls in December for any Muslim friends.
Sometimes it feels like harder work getting the kids to clear up than doing it yourself, but perhaps make it a fun activity like preparing dinner together - with the kids safely chopping some fruit and vegetables? Or help tidy away each others toys to be kind?
It's a moment to discuss with your kids those who are less fortunate than ourselves, and why homelessness exists. Check out this list of children's books to help guide the conversation or seek out Sesame Street videos online that tackle the topic.
Be kind to yourselves too - if you don't have much time for anything fancy, why not rustle up some super easy Flapjacks, they are a firm favourite of our family and so easy to make. All you'll need are your morning porridge oats, butter, sugar, golden syrup and a baking sheet. Check out www.bbcgoodfood.com for the recipes!
Here are some ways to help the planet - plant a little holly bush in the garden? Talk about why trees and plants are so important while you help grow a new herb at home? Focus on recycling, find your closest recycling center here:
A good moment to talk to your kids about those they miss, get excited for seeing more family members this Christmas than last! Perhaps you can make the phone call more fun by singing a carol or song to wish them Merry Christmas. And if it can't be a call, send a video via Whatsapp or text instead?