Random acts of kindness for Christmas are something we are sadly not as focused on over the holidays. So much emphasis is put on shopping. The sales. Black Friday deals. Cyber Mondays. The latest Christmas movie flick. Parties. Commercialism is everywhere! Is this what Christmas is all about?
“Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas means just a little bit more”, said the Grinch.
Thinking more of the art of giving as compared to the art of receiving. This is where random acts of kindness for Christmas comes in. The way that giving in this random way can just make someone’s day. It can even make someone’s Christmas Day or holiday. It’ll really make your Christmas special too! Delivering random acts of kindness is also a way to achieve Hygge in your life. If you aren’t sure of what I’m talking about, please check out my article, “5 Ways To Set The Scene For A Hygge Christmas”. Random acts of kindness-gratifying, satisfying and feel good-all things Hygge!
Here are a few examples of random acts of kindness through the holidays. It will change your impression of what Christmas can do, not only for others, but ultimately for yourself too.
Random Acts of Kindness For Christmas
Thank Your Local Police Or Fire Station For What They Do
Everyday, these people put their lives on the line to keep us safe 24/7. 365 days of the year. Thank them with a homemade care package on Christmas day. Deliver it in person to the station. They will be surprised and thankful for the generosity. Their reaction will give you a few “warm fuzzies” too.
Donate To Your Local Food Bank
Sadly, there are more and more people and families out there who can’t support themselves to have decent meals at home. Check with your local food bank for specific items they need the most and donate to the cause. You may not know who you are directly benefiting, but you are benefiting someone in need.
Donate For a Christmas Toy Drive
How hard it must be for a child to understand how they don’t get anything for Christmas, yet others do. No child should be left without gifts for Christmas. Many communities have these drives so you should have no trouble finding a donation spot.
Visit a Friend Or Relative Who Is House Bound
Often people who are house bound because of illness or mobility issues have few visitors. Taking time out of your day to just sit and visit for an hour or two can really brighten their day!
Donate to Salvation Army Kettle Drive
This is another way of helping the needy and every dollar counts. As an additional random act of kindness, consider buying a coffee or hot chocolate for someone who is working outside collecting money for the kettle. They will surely appreciate the generosity on those cold and “nippy” days.
Attend A Seniors Home’s Christmas Party
There are seniors out there who have few friends or relatives. The biggest gift you could give these seniors is a bit of your time and some time for conversation. It’s that gift you may very well enjoy giving most of all!
Sponsor A Family For Christmas
This idea is not new but it does require some coordination with the sponsor organization and your own family. Ensure a family has a good Christmas this year with gifts and the Christmas meal. People who have done this feel that they already have enough and giving in this way is their personal gift.
Give Your Christmas Special Meaning
Consider giving a random act of kindness for Christmas this year. When you see the joy it gives people who are in an unfortunate situation, it will make you feel so good. Seeing the surprise and smile on their faces will be the only reward you need. Even if you don’t know the recipient of your act of kindness, you know the cause, and the cause is a good one. Yes, Christmas does mean just a little bit more…
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