With all the hustle and bustle that comes with the Christmas season, it can be difficult to focus on the things that really matter. We get so caught up in the craziness of shopping, parties and gifts that we tend to forget about the importance of blessing others. That’s why, this Christmas, we are challenging you to give back!
It doesn’t have to be something extravagant or costly, but when you take time out of your busy day to do something nice for someone else, you not only bless them but also bring a special blessing on yourself. It’s true what they say, ‘it’s better to give than receive” – and that’s what giving back is all about! And when you choose to bless someone else, passing along a brief moment of kindness, you are also sharing the light and love of Christ with them in a tangible way. What could be better than that?
We’ve brainstormed some simple and easy ideas for you to start giving back today, but the list doesn’t have to stop here – there are plenty of other ways you can be a blessing to those around you. We hope that these simple acts of kindness bless your family this Christmas season as you shift you focus on giving rather than receiving!
- Volunteer at a local homeless shelter
- Donate some of your old toys like that little clubhouse diy wood playhouse or clothes to children or families in need
- Send a special Christmas greeting to an old friend or distant family member
- Pay for someone behind you in line at a drive-thru restaurant
- Make a visit to a retirement community and visit with someone who looks lonely
- Give an extra tip to your server at a restaurant
- Offer to help someone clean their home before a Christmas party or perhaps recommend them professionals like Modern Maids Cleaning
- Encourage a friend or family member randomly – let them know how much they mean to you
- Make up an Operation Christmas Child shoebox for a child in your community
- Consider sponsoring a child in another country
- Make an anonymous donation to a charitable organization within your community
- Offer to babysit a friend or family member’s kids so they can have a free night
- Take a meal to someone who might be going through a tough time
- Pay a random stranger a compliment
- Volunteer at your church for a Christmas event
Please let us know if you have any other ideas, or if you try any of ours, and share your experiences in the comments below! We hope that you have a blessed Christmas season!