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12/22/2014 04:02 pm ET Updated Feb 21, 2015

How to Say Happy Holidays in ASL

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The holiday season is a time for family and friends. It is a time to bring joy to the people you know, and spread cheer to the strangers you meet.

There are an estimated half million people in the United States who use American Sign Language as their primary form of communication. This year, let's work together to bridge the gap between the deaf and hearing worlds!

Here are 10 popular holiday words and phrases in ASL

Learning even a few holiday signs can bring a smile to a deaf person's face. A mall Santa who uses ASL can make a deaf child light up with happiness. Your deaf customers are sure to appreciate it when you wish them a happy holiday in their own language.

Whatever you believe in, and whatever culture you are from, I hope your holiday season is filled with love and light!