Still confused? An example would be to give warm treats and a CAREoling Card with an appreciative little note to the person who collects your trash on a cold, winter day. How amazing would the Holidays be if everyone was surprising each other with kind words and fun surprises??!!! What a great way to introduce our children to the goodness of GIVING too!
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Print them out and include them with each surprise!
You can also visit Christmas CAREoling on Facebook to get inspiration and see the amazing surprises by people everywhere!
You can incorporate this into 'The 12 Days of Christmas',
The 25 Days until Christmas, an Advent Calendar, or just one sweet act of kindness this holiday season :)
Here are some great ideas to get you started!
-tape coins to vending machine, toy machine, car wash/vacuuming station
-pay for car behind at star bucks, drive thru, toll plaza, dry cleaners
-deliver candy canes to homes with christmas lights
-call hospital (kids floor, etc) to see what they would like
-deliver balloons to hospital patients
-pick a person/family to buy a meal for at a restaurant
-pay someone’s late fees at the library
-donate money to pay a needy family’s electric, gas, or water bill
-go grocery shopping and take food to soup kitchen
-bring a treat to a neighbor you do not know very well
-send a handwritten letter, personal message through Facebook to someone you do not talk to much, a family member, old friend, someone who has touched your life
-give treats/warm drinks/gift card on a cold day
to the person who collects your trash/recycling
-think about the people in your life that you forget to thank and tell them/do something sweet (mail carrier, kids teachers, school secretary, lawn man, babysitters, dry cleaners, school cafeteria/janitors, etc )
-give a grocery store gift card to someone in the grocery store
-pay for someone’s co-pay at a doctor’s office or walk-in clinic.
-leave a Walgreen’s/CVS/etc gift card for the pharmacist to give to a deserving someone filling a prescription.
-leave a big tip to a deserving waiter or waitress
-Send a little something to a soldier who won’t be home for the holidays - ask around, someone usually knows someone. Adoptaussoldier.org
-Make a donation to the Make a Wish Foundation
http://www.wish.org/about/our_mission or other charities
-Offer to babysit for a friend
-schedule a play date with a new friend
-be a bell ringer or bring treats to one
-SMILE at everyone you come in contact with
-help an elderly person with their groceries - might be helpful to ask store when Senior Citizen discount day is
-call a nursing home/assisted living facility and see if they have any ideas of something nice to do (visit with residents, participate in facility activities)
-pay for a family’s photo with Santa at the mall
-select a book(s) from your personal library and donate to a school/homeless shelter, etc.
-Start asking people if they know of someone or an organization that you could help - it’s amazing how much you will learn if you just ask!
-Clean out closets and toys to donate OR schedule a toy swap with friends OR ask around for a deserving family/child
-Take donuts to the fire station/police dept
-Deliver reindeer food to friends
-Bring something nice to people who have to work on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day (gas station/drugstore)
-Give out Walmart gift card to a deserving someone or family
-Bring treats to the animal shelter
-Have your child(ren) draw/paint/color a picture and give it or mail it to someone unexpected
-Plan a small surprise lunch/dinner outing for a friend or spouse
-Leave a note on someone’s car
-Leave a little surprise for a friend or family member
Happy CAREoling to All!