I love this idea…for Christmas or anytime.  Tracie and her four daughters created a Christmas advent that involved 25 days of Random Acts of Kindness (RACK).  They made their plans, printed some cards explaining their project, and got to work changing lives.  Some of my favorite things they did…

    • Taping candy canes to ATM machines around town
    • Taping quarters to vending and toy machines around town
    • Grocery shopping for the sole purpose of putting it in the “Food for Families” box in the entryway of the store
    • Plugging meters around town {and lots of fun explaining to the girls what “plugging” a meter meant!}
    • Ringing Salvation Army bells
    • Handing out Starbucks gift cards {$5.00 value each}
    • Paid past due library fees for 5 people
    • Donated a poinsettia to the girls school
    • Brought treats to the employees of our local Post Office branch
    • Purged from the girls personal “library” and donated to a school library in need

I am totally copying this idea and I’m hoping it becomes a Christmas tradition in our family.  We are starting a bit late so we will probably do it for a 12 Days of Christmas project.  We always include some type of service activity in our Christmas festivities, usually for people we know, but usually anonymously.  I think it will be nice for my girls to learn the importance of being kind to everyone, even those we don’t know. 

How about you?  Is Christmas service a part of your holiday plans?


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