Daily Random Acts of Holiday Kindness!

iStock_000007951939SmallTis’ the season to get into the holiday spirit! What a nice way to spead the joy of the holidays by performing a Random Act of Holiday Kindness. You don’t have to have a lot of money or a lot of time, just be creative and lead with your heart!

“Perhaps we’re too embarrassed to change or too frightened of the consequences of showing that we actually care. But why not risk it anyway? Begin today. Carry out a random act of seemingly senseless kindness, with no expectation or reward or punishment. Safe in the knowledge that one day, someone somewhere might do the same for you.”

-Princess Diana

Let us know about random acts of holiday kindness you’ve done for others or had others do for you! You might just hear one on the air!

Warm Christmas Acts of Kindness Suggestions

  • November 18th:  Visit a nursing home and bring cupcakes. Sit and visit with a few of the residents. You’d be amazed at the loving reception you will receive as many residents rarely receive visitors.
  • November 19th:  Bake cookies for a neighbor or teacher, just because.
  • November 20th:  Send your child a note in his or her lunchbox. Remind them how special they are to you.
  • November 21st:  Write to management at places where you get especially good service and commend them (specify names!)
  • November 22nd:  Adopt a family through a social service agency, not just at Christmas. People go hungry all year.
  • November 23rd:  Leave a bouquet of flowers on someone’s front door step with a note that simply says- “Thanks for being you”!
  • November 24th:  Leave your change in the soda machine for the next person. It’s a nice surprise.
  • November 25th:  Leave an extra large tip for your food server!
  • November 26th:  Buy the meal for the person behind you at the fast food drive through.
  • November 27th: Plug someone’s parking meter with your change.
  • November 28th:  At the mall, when parking spots are tough to find, let someone else have the spot you could have claimed.
  • November 29th:  Call a nursing home and get the names of ten people who don’t often receive mail.  Send each one a beautiful Christmas card.  Sign it, from “Santa”!
  • November 30th:  Mend a broken relationship with a relative or friend during the holidays.
  • December 1st:  Record a cheerful holiday greeting on your answering machine or voicemail!
  •  December 2nd:  Tie a wreath with a big, red bow to the grill of your car!
  • December 3rd:  Adopt a needy family for the holidays.  Let members of your family buy a present for the person closest to their own age.
  • December 4th:  Add a new Christmas CD to your music collection each year.
  • December 5th:  Give a donation every time you pass a Salvation Army bell ringer even if it is only the change in your pocket!
  • December 6th:  Help an elderly neighbor decorate his or her home.
  • December 7th:  Take your family to a live performance of The Nutcracker or Handel’s Messiah.
  • December 8th:  Before going to bed each night during the Christmas season, ask yourself, “Whose life did I make brighter today?”
  • December 9th:    Go caroling in your neighborhood!
  • December 10th:  Be the first to wish everyone you meet a Merry Christmas!
  • December 11th:  Rent a Santa Claus suit.  Slip it on during your lunch hour and hand out candy canes to everyone in your office!
  • December 12th:  If you stop at a coffee house today, pay for the latte’ of the person in line behind you! You’ll be surprised at how catching this “good deed” becomes!
  • December 13th:  Load the family in the car, tune to Warm 106.9, and drive through the neighborhood looking at the Christmas decorations. (Take some hot cocoa or cider with you!) Roll down the window and shout “Merry Christmas” to everyone you see!
  • December 14th:  Enjoy a holiday dinner illuminated only by the Christmas tree!
  • December 15th:  Don’t count calories from December 15th through January 2nd!
  • December 16th:  Watch It’s A Wonderful Life. Enjoy the peace you feel afterwards!
  • December 17th:  Every holiday season give blood. It is the gift of life.
  • December 18th:  Don’t forget our feathered friends during the holidays. Spread peanut butter on pine cones, then roll them in bird seed and hang them on a tree near your kitchen window.
  • December 19th:  Tie a red plaid bow to your pets collar!
  • December 20th:  Take a basket of Christmas goodies to a notoriously grumpy neighbor!
  • December 21st:  Start a “loose change” jar. Save all year for something special next Christmas!
  • December 22nd:  When sending Christmas thank-you notes, tuck in a snapshot of yourself, your spouse or your children enjoying the gift!
  • December 23rd:  Own a pair of red flannel pajamas that you wear only on Christmas Eve!
  • December 24th:   Tonight in church or at home, light a candle in honor of those we lost this past year and think of how truly lucky you are to be alive.
  • December 25th:   After opening all your presents, hug your family members and tell them they are the best gift of all!
  • December 26th:  Keep the special feeling of the holidays and the true spirit of humankind with you throughout the year to come!