Hope you all had a wonderful weekend I was busy celebrating birthdays. My youngest turned three and I turned 37! Lots of presents, cake and fun times with friends were had. Now down to business, today is day six of The 12 Days of Christmas and I am sharing with you a gift of kindness my little family does every year for someone during the holiday season.
Give the Gift of Surprise
We take all our change whether it is from my husband’s pockets, the bottom of my purse, a penny found here and there in a parking lot or even in the laundry and put it into a 1 quart glass canning jar. When the jar fills up with change I wrap it up and put it into a box. When the holiday season rolls around, all rolled and lose change is taken to the bank to be cashed. We use our saved change and take the family out to dinner. The catch is whatever money we do not use up we leave the rest in tip. We try to stay under $40 for the five of us and give the rest of the money as tip. Last year we had collected a little over $94 and only spent around $35. We usually leave the extra money in a card and wish them a Merry Christmas. It is super fun to do and a simple way to give back. It is also a real-life example for our children of how to give the gift of kindness during the holidays or anytime of the year.
Check out the other bloggers who participated in the 12 Days of Christmas – Kindness
Alyssa from Babies, Bloodhounds and Booze | Amee from Inspired Housewife | Ana from Mommy’s Bundle | Cajun from Blooming in Bedlam | Denise from StL Motherhood | Joanna from Motherhood and Merlot | Josi from American Mama | Julie from Girl on the Move | Lauren from Twin Tested, Pin Approved | Lisa from Goofball Mommy | Lisa from Lisa Kerr | Phyllis from Verified Mom