Each day leading up to Christmas we have a mini-mission to spread a little joy!   

Random Act of Christmas Kindness!!

This year I wanted to do a countdown that would encourage my kids to GIVE, SERVE and HELP OTHERS.  As they celebrate by sharing small acts of kindness, I hope they will experience the true meaning of this glorious season. Each bag has the activity, supplies and treats.  During our dinner prayers we will pray for the people that we met or left notes/gifts for that day. 

I can’t imagine a more simple and fun way to experience the MAGIC and JOY Christmas.


Advent Activities:

 1st    Take a set of holiday books and leave at a mall play area

 2nd   Make a street pretty for Christmas (pick up roadside trash-Santa Style!)     

 3rd    Adopt a classroom in need (send holiday party treats & craft box)

 4th    Buy a hot cocoa or latte for Salvation Army bell ringers  (brrrrr—  it must get cold out there!)  

 5th    Purchase toys for kids in need

 6th    Tape candy canes and happy holiday notes to ATMS, vending machines…

 7th    Send of box of mittens and hats to a school

 8th    Offer to buy a pack of gum or mints for checkout clerk at grocery store

 9th    Bring peppermint mocha to daycare workers 

 10th  Donate Blood (K and Mom)

 11th   Hand out pretty Christmas flowers

 12th   Bake & deliver Christmas cupcakes to library employees

 13th   Set up a free gift wrap station!

 14th   Pay for santa pictures for someone at mall

 15th   Collect canned goods for food pantry

 16th   Pass out candy and spread cheer to folks mailing off their Christmas cards at the post office

 17th  Set up a “helping task force” —  take back shopping carts, hold open doors for rushed and weary shoppers… 

 18th   Leave small Christmas treats/gifts in shopping carts for folks to find

 19th    Take presents to hard working post office employees

 20th   Call animal shelter and find out what donations they need. Make a contribution & visit animals.

 21th   Leave basket of Christmas gifts on doorstep of a family that needs it

 22nd  Buy coffee for stranger at Starbucks

23rd   Leave present in mailbox for mail carrier

 Christmas Eve:   Take all night drug store employee a Christmas surprise  (because it’s no fun to work on Christmas Eve!)

 Christmas Day:   Deliver something special to folks who are working and/or recovering at local hospital

Isn’t couting down is HALF the fun?!!!