Get into the Christmas spirit of giving with this 25 days of Christmas acts of kindness challenge! Teach kids about giving and serving while doing a Christmas countdown.
1. Say thank you
Seriously – this can go a long way!
2. Support a small business
Help grow your local economy and support small business owners this Christmas season.
3. Create care packages
You can create care packages for the homeless, police officers, soldiers, or even students! (Avoid putting soap or other scented things in the pack – it will make the other things in the pack smell like that scent!)
4. Write letters to deployed soldiers
Operation Gratitude is a great way to get started!
5. Hold the door open for someone
6. Pay for someone’s meal
Either behind you, in front of you, or randomly at a restaurant – pay for someone’s meal, and leave a quick note!
7. Give a compliment
8. Leave a friendly note in a library book
9. Donate used books
10. Pick up litter
11. Donate to a charity
Amazon Smiles is one easy way to do it!
12. Volunteer at a shelter
Volunteering your time can mean a lot!
13. Send a handwritten letter
In the digital age, a handwritten letter is a great way to personalize a message.
14. Bake cookies for police and firefighters
15. Donate on Go Fund Me
Donate to individuals through Go Fund Me, a great way for people to fundraise for personal reasons.
16. Pay for someone’s food
17. Tell family members you love them
Sometimes, we can forget the most important acts of kindness we can do begin at home!
18. Shovel snow for a neighbor
19. Collect soda tabs for Ronald McDonald
View more information on Ronald McDonald’s website.
20. Cook dinner for someone
Cook dinner for a pair of newlyweds, your neighbors, or new parents!
21. Help a friend
22. Donate food
23. Babysit for free
24. Ask others to pay it forward
25. Have a great Christmas!
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What are your favorite Christmas acts of kindness?