This year, we are starting a new tradition. We are going to start spreading a little extra holiday cheer and all the while teaching my four year old about the importance of kindness, giving back and the real magic of Christmas. It can be the whole month, a few weeks, days or even just hours leading up to Christmas that you can participate. I purchased an advent calendar, made a list of (simple) kind acts, and each morning we will wake up, countdown to Christmas and see what our kind act of the day will be. Here is a sample list of plenty of ideas and things (30!) you can be doing, too. Personalize to fit your life and have fun!
How to Spread Joy:
Make cookies for a Neighbor.
Do a special craft for a Friend.
Knock on a friend’s door and tell them a silly joke to make them smile.
Pay for a stranger’s coffee
Bring Treats to the Police Station
Thank a firefighter
Donate Food to the local Food Pantry
Buy a toy for another 4 year old girl.
Smile at everyone you see today.
Thank a teacher with a hug.
Drop off candy canes in someone’s mailbox.
Bring flowers to someone special.
Make Dad Lunch for Work.
Help Daddy on Trash Day.
Call someone to say ‘I love you’
Leave a thank you note for the Milk Man.
Make a card for a New Mom.
Make a Card for a Soldier.
Do a chore and help someone in your family.
Make dinner for a New Mom.
Bring Treats to someone you love.
Donate Money from your Piggy Bank.
Make a card for a friend.
Share a special toy with your sibling.
Clean up someone else’s mess.
Give a book to a friend.
Invite a friend over to make Christmas Crafts.
Snuggle and Sing a song to your brother or sister.
Bake cookies for Santa & Make Reindeer Food.