Let me explain ....
Since the "12 Days of Christmas" happens to start about one month from right now, I thought I would show you what we are going to be doing around here in case you want to join in on the fun -- (and this gives you a whole month to think about it!) .... The 12 Days of Christmas Kindness.
Ideas for Christmas random acts of kindness are popping up all over blogland and Pinterest, and this is just my version.
These are 12 things our family plans to do in the 12 days before Christmas (although a couple of them might need to be done before then - and I'm not necessarily promising to do one a day ... there might be days (like the weekends!) when I do three or four on one day!).
Several of these ideas are things I've done before (or do often - like paying for the Starbucks customer behind me in the drive-thru, which is so fun!), and some of them are new ideas from Pinterest -- or my own imagination. :-)
I would love it if you would jump on board, make your own list .... and leave a comment, telling me all about it! :-)
It might look like this is going to be VERY expensive .... but first of all, the holidays are all about giving ... and I figure we might as well make our giving fun and memorable! And second, the gift cards (for the shopping cart, the grocery store clerk, etc.) will be for $5.00-$10.00 -- pretty reasonable.
Will this be a bit of a sacrifice for our family? ...Yes.
Will it be worth it? ...Definitely yes.
And I plan to do this every year from now on .... I think it will be even more fun as Lucy get older and can really help me plan and execute the ideas!
What a great way to teach her about the spirit of Christmas!
It is my hope that we can - in big and small ways - share the love of Christ and the JOY of this CHRISTmas season .... Lord willing, especially to some people who are in need of an extra-special blessing the most. :-)
Have fun with this! I hope it inspires you to kick of the season with a spirt of kindness!