Christmas Service Advent Calendar

Christmas Service Advent Calendar
Feeling like you need a little more service in your holiday? I’ve created a little FREE download for you. It’s a Christmas Service Advent Calendar. We try to do service year round, but we try especially hard at Christmas. I want my children to experience the JOY that comes from the spirit of giving. They always surprise me by how much they are willing to give of themselves.

I’ve created this blank calendar for you to fill in service that you would like to give this Christmas. Below is a list of service ideas that you can fill in on the calendar so that it works with your family and your schedule. (There are 2 downloads)

Christmas Service Advent
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Christmas Service Advent 2
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Here are some ideas to get you thinking about service:

  • Make Christmas ornaments for neighbors, elderly, or family members
  • Visit the elderly in your community
  • Write Thank You notes to teachers or co-workers
  • Do a chore without being asked
  • Give 5 compliments
  • Open the door for someone
  • Smile at everyone you see
  • Donate to your local food bank
  • Make cookies for your neighbors
  • Adopt a family for Christmas and leave presents anonymously at their door
  • Adopt a highway or clean up a beach
  • Donate your hair to Locks of Love
  • Make blessing bags for the homeless
  • Host a food or clothes drive in your community
  • Go through your toys and give some away to children in need
  • Offer a young mother a night out
  • Learn to knit or crochet scarves, blankets or washcloths to donate to humanitarian programs
  • Volunteer at a local soup kitchen
  • Write letters to military servicemen or missionaries
  • Write letters to family
  • Put together military care packages
  • Do yard work for an elderly person
  • Have a FREE hot cocoa and cookies stand
  • Go out to dinner and pick up the tab for another family
  • Pay for the person behind you in the drive through or line
  • Read a book to a sibling
  • Leave a note in the mailbox for your mail person
  • Put change in the Salvation Army bucket at the store
  • Pray for someone
  • Call a relative you haven’t talked to in a while
  • Anonymously give/send someone flowers

Merry Christmas and happy serving! What are some other ideas for giving service at Christmas? What is something memorable that you have done in the past or that someone has done for you? Comment here or on Facebook.

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About Vanessa Hunt

I'm Vanessa. I love life. Everything about it (almost)! People fascinate me! We are all so unique and I love meeting new people from around this crazy planet! I have 4 babies that keep me busier than I ever imaged and a fabulous husband who helps me run this circus that we call a family. I'm kind of a health food geek, but am trying to find the balance that works for a large family. I am blessed to call Paradise my home (Hawaii) and we are happy to be beach bums!

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2 Responses to Christmas Service Advent Calendar

  1. jess November 29, 2015 at 11:42 pm #

    Both links to download gave me the dates December 1st-12th.

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