We are a bit late in posting pictures for the last two days of our Random Acts of Christmas Kindness calendar, but it would be a shame not to share them with you. It is precious to see my little girl already understanding the importance of kindness.
We put together a little treat box for our mail carrier. Emma got to deliver it to her personally and we received this note in our mailbox the next day. Our very last task was to feed the birds. Surely, this is intended for more of a winter climate than North Florida, but it was fun anyway. I also suspect that the stray cats around here may have taken advantage of our kindness before the birds got the chance. Either way, we had a good time.
This Christmas, my daughter and I are using the Random Acts of Christmas Kindness 2014 Calendar to celebrate the season. We usually have to move things around or make little adjustments, but we make sure that every day is covered.
Today, we mailed a handmade card to my friend’s brother in law in Afghanistan. It may not make it there by Christmas, but we can hope.
Yesterday, we sent a ‘hug made from paper’ to my parents. Emma decorated it with stickers and adorable crayon drawings. Here is just a piece. My parents read my blog and we certainly don’t want to spoil the surprise. 🙂
We didn’t bring coffee to her teachers because it is doubtful that they drink it while surrounded by 2 year olds. Emma colored a picture for them instead.
This experience has been extremely rewarding. It has kept us in the appropriate frame of mind for this time of year. It helps avoid some of the “dangers” of the Christmas season…stress, commercialism, family squabbles, overspending, etc.
We highly recommend the Random Acts of Christmas Kindness 2014 Calendar. Feel free to download it for yourself and get busy!