The holidays are here and while we are thinking about parties, gifts and time-off, it's also a great time to think about giving back. For businesses and individuals, getting involved with your community and giving to good causes provides many rewards and gives credence to the saying, "It's better to give than to receive." Giving back can come in many forms and even small efforts can add up to big results. It's a great way to end the year and can give you a step up on your New Year's resolutions. The giving spirit is something we should embrace all year long, though, and there are a multitude of things we can do that can make a real difference for our community.