Are you looking for a way to engage your family in serving others this Christmas season?
We like to take the focus off of the “gimmes” and put it back on the giving of Christmas. What do we do?
We decorate brown paper sacks and then fill them with holiday goodies.
These don’t go out to just anyone. They go out to those poor souls who work Christmas day. The gas station attendants always get one. The look of surprise on their faces when we don’t ask for gas but instead bless them with a little treat, 100% priceless. The cashier at the grocery store or mini mart. Law Enforcement. 911 Dispatchers. The list goes on.
Our kids love doing this. They instantly see results because of the smiles and thank you’s they receive – that’s not what it’s about of course! But they fight over who gets to give.
We pulled into the gas station one evening and the older man working came to our window and we told him we didn’t want gas, but instead had a little gift for him. He teared up and said, “No way, man! No way!”
It doesn’t have to be expensive. You really never know whose heart will be touched. Put the focus of the Christmas season back to giving and Christ.
Where To Deliver:
- Gas Stations
- Fast Food Restaurants
- Police Station – Don’t forget the 911 dispatchers
- Fire station
- Nursing homes – might need to call ahead and get an okay
- Grocery Store Clerks
- The Hospital -Don’t forget the EMTs
- Mini Marts
Ideas for Bag Contents:
- Candy Canes
- Christmas candies
- Bible Track
- Small bible
- Hand warmers
- Tangerine or other fruit
- Cinnamon Roll
- Gift Card
- Fast Food meal
- Thank you for your service card
- Handmade ornaments
- Hot chocolate packets
- Jamberry Nail Wraps – You can cut the wraps down to just a couple for accents to reduce cost. *I am an Independent Jamberry Consultant
Are you going to start a tradition like this? *Several of you have told me you are starting this on other holidays like Thanksgiving as well. AWESOME!
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