We all know that it’s important to be charitable throughout the year. While the holidays are when people take the most time to give, often to established charities, there are also endless, small gestures to be made that go a long way and can brighten the day for an unsuspecting individual.
During a recent conversation, it came to light that we all have our own traditions of small gestures. In the spirit of giving, we decided to compile a calendar with seven of our favorite ideas on how we try to teach our kids the importance of spreading joy and kindness throughout this holiday season.
While you can do these on any particular day that you like, we have put together a calendar of seven days in December that we will be taking turns giving to those around us.
We hope you will join us.
“Give a little bit…There’s so much that we need to share…So send a smile, and show you care”
(Day 1) December 2nd: Deliver brownies to your local police station
(Day 2) – December 7th: Deliver cookies to your local fire station
(Day 3) – December 9th: Deliver coffee, treats, or coffee gift cards to the custodial staff at your office, or your child’s/local school
(Day 4) – December 14th: Buy coffee for the person in line behind you
(Day 5)- December 16th: Drop off Holiday cards to your local nursing home. If you have children, have them make them.
(Day 6)- December 21st: Bring treats and old towels or blankets to your local animal shelter. They are always in desperate need of supplies.
(Day 7) – December 23rd: Buy coffee gift cards and hand them out to the employees collecting carts in the (cold) parking lots.
~Monica & Mary