We have been Working on a Service Advent Calendar this Christmas Season,
to Hopefully Help Us Remember that One of the Best Parts of Christmas is Giving.
I Used an Old Advent Calendar We already had,
and found little Ornaments to Fit in the Pockets.
Each Ornament has a Service to be Done that Day Tagged to It.
When the Service is Done,
We get to Add that Ornament to the Tree.
And We will get to Read the Services that We did
as they Dangle from our Tree on Christmas.
We've had some Fun Times!
Our First Service was the Night of our
We bought a small gift, Wrapped it,
and then Handed the Gifts Out to
Random Kids We saw,
while Enjoying the Lights Down Town.
Other things We've Done:
Gathered Shopping Carts in the Parking Lot,
Donated Toys and Clothes,
Left a Treat for our Mailman,
Put Garbage cans Away for Neighbors on Garbage Day,
Wrote Thank You Notes,
Picked Ornaments off a Giving Tree
and Shopped for Gifts
for Kids in Need,
Bought and Donated Goods to Our Food Bank,
Left Dollars Randomly on Toys at the Store,
Donated to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army,
Cleaned our Church Building,
and Shoveled Driveways on Snowy Days.
the Month isn't over Yet,
so We still have Work to Do!
My Kids are out of School for the Whole Month,
so Finding time to do these things
not that they take an awful lot of time.
a "12 Days of Christmas" or Shorter Version
would be Awesome, too.