I came up with a creative and fun way for our family to spread random acts of kindness year-round: a Random Acts of Kindness Tree! The concept is simple: each month we take down a Random Act of Kindness card and complete the task as a family.
My idea was to spread some happiness and teach my little one about the joys of giving.
Want to make your own tree? Let’s get started!
Step One: Decorate your tree with a base layer. (Don’t have a tree? Learn how to make one here.) For my base layer, I used a string of pearls – I wanted a simple and clean look. You could also use lights, ribbon, Swarovski crystal strands… Whatever reflects your personality!
Step Three: Print Random Acts of Kindness cards. I printed twelve; one for each month. Cut down to size using the guidelines provided.
Step Four: Fill out your Random Acts of Kindness cards. Hang on your tree using small clothespins.
Step Five: Start enjoying your tree! Take a Random Act of Kindness card down each month and complete the task assigned.
Need some ideas to get inspired? Here are a few suggestions:
- Deliver flowers to a friend.
- Leave a generous tip for a deserving waiter / waitress.
- Offer to babysit for a friend.
- Bring coloring books and crayons to the pediatric wing of a hospital.
- Drop off baked goods to a neighbor.
- Share a memory. Mail an old photo and note to a family member or friend.
- Leave extra change at a vending machine.
- Send an anonymous gift to a friend.
- Donate blood.
- Shovel snow for a neighbor.
- Tape $10 to a gas pump.
- Donate used clothing.
- Bring coffee to a friend.
- Bring baked goods to your office to share.
- The possibilities are endless!
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