Spreading Cheer with Christmas Acts of Kindness
Whether its spending time with loved ones, celebrating religious beliefs or enjoying time at the beach instead of at work, Christmas is a time many of us look forward to. Could it get any better? We think so.
Random acts of kindness are always special yet seem to take on a greater meaning around the Christmas holidays. So, we got to thinking of beautiful ways in which we could spread some Christmas cheer – and hope you do too!
Amazing Acts of Kindness for Christmas Time
It doesn’t take a lot to brighten someone’s day. A smile as you hold the door open for them, a complimentary note on their desk or some cookies to share for morning tea are all lovely ideas. This year, why not spread the Christmas cheer with some Secret Santa type acts of kindness, such as:
Make up a gift box – gather a collection of treats and pop into a gift box. Scented candles, chocolates, savoury treats and Christmas themed goodies are a great place to start. Drop off at your local school for the staff to enjoy or leave it in the lunchroom for your workmates to find. Just picture those smiles!
Handmade Christmas cards – spend time making handmade Christmas cards for neighbours and workmates. Make a few extra to drop off on tables at your local library, the local school or retirement village. Either leave blank, with a note that suggests they use a card to pass on some Christmas cheer or write an anonymous message inside.
Spread some love – help spread some long-lasting cheer by gifting someone special some seed bombs to spread around their garden. But wait, there’s more. While waiting for their seed bombs to transform into a stunning floral display, they can enjoy ones of the many gorgeous pamper treats or tasty goodies also found in their seed bomb gift box!
- Time – time is something that is precious and often in short supply. Yet there are many lonely and isolated people who would welcome someone prepared to spend a little time with them around the Christmas holidays. Whether it is inviting a neighbour over for a coffee, helping at the local free Christmas lunch or offering your time to a favourite community charity, your donation of time will be treasured.
There’s one more thing … remember the days when carollers strolled from door to door on Christmas Eve?
Okay, maybe that just happened in the movies! But there certainly was and still are local brass bands and charity groups who perform from a vehicle as they move around different neighbourhoods. Maybe seek one of these out, or if you are feeling keen, arrange a time to sing carols at the local rest home. Or if singing is not your thing, why not drive around with carols playing on your car stereo….