Paid PostPosted on Dec 16, 202011 Thoughtful Ways To Give Back To Your Neighborhood This Holiday SeasonState Farm® believes in the magic of being a good neighbor this holiday season!by State Farm®Brand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Go above and beyond with holiday decorations. Peter Dazeley / Getty Images There's something so magical about holiday lights that spark joy. 2. Host a virtual Secret Santa party. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF FilippoBacci / Getty Images Use an online app to "draw names," then drop off gifts on your neighbor's doorstep, and open them all together in one big online event! 3. Put up a "letters to Santa" mailbox for the kids. Aquamarine_paint / Getty Images Place a special mailbox for kids to send their letters to Santa! 4. Donate food or volunteer at your local food bank. Fstop123 / Getty Images A lot of people won't be able to feed themselves this holiday season, so you can help out by dropping off canned goods and other other grocery items — check your local food bank website to find out which products they are low on. 5. Start your own "Free Library," to share books with each other. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF SimonSkafar / Getty Images As we're spending more time inside these days, start a "leave one, take one" free library for everyone to share their favorite holiday books. 6. Plan a neighborhood holiday recipe exchange. Jose Luis Pelaez Inc / Getty Images Exchange your family's favorite recipes with your neighbors, and try theirs as well! 7. Throw a virtual ugly sweater party. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fallon Tonight / Via giphy.com Pop on your favorite ugly sweater and strike a pose — whoever wins best dressed gets a prize! 8. Write thank-you letters to your neighbors. Alexandra Iakovleva / Getty Images Tell your neighbors how much you appreciate them by writing them thank-you cards. While you're at it, you can also send holiday cards to the local nursing home. 9. Collaborate on giving an extra-special gift to your postal worker. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Hey Arnold / Via giphy.com It's the year of postal workers, and they deserve to be thanked! 10. Help shovel your neighbors' driveways or walkways. Christopher Kimmel / Getty Images This random act of kindness will truly make their day! 11. Start a teddy bear scavenger hunt for the kids. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Brian Dayle/VIDEO / Getty Ask your neighbors to hide stuffed animals (or elves) in their windows, then take the kids for a walk to see if they can find them all! What ways will you give back to your neighborhood this holiday season?