The nerd in me, so loves this!!!

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Perfect blend of Halloween and Christmas – Enjoy!

 
 

When reading another blog, I was inspired to add Random Acts of Christmas Kindness (RACK) to my family’s Advent activities. (See end of this post below for the inspirational link.)

The Idea:
An Advent Calendar with random acts of kindness activities to do each day.

My Adaptation:
Because my family will not be able to do something every day (that would be awesome if we could, but not doable for us) I have changed this up a bit. We will put all our ideas on slips of paper and place them in a small stocking. Then starting on the first Sunday of Advent and each Sunday till Christmas, we will draw one or two ideas out of the stocking and do them that week.

Some Activities:

  • Buy coffee for stranger or two at local coffee shop (Tim Hortons, Starbucks, etc).
  • Leave basket of Christmas gifts on doorstep of a family that needs it.
  • Take back shopping carts and hold open doors for rushed and weary shoppers.
  • Donate a toy or two to a local charity (Toys for Tots, Toy Mountain, etc).
  • Volunteer to ring the bell (take a shift) for the Salvation Army Kettles.

I’ll be asking my kids what ideas they have as well. Do you have any ideas? Would love to here them. Please share – thanks.

This post which inspired me! She was inspired by this post. Amazing ideas!!

 
 

Startpage (Startpage is the only third-party certified search engines in the world that do not record your IP address or track your searches.) is my last search on “Christmas”.

2. NorthPole.com

50. Origins of the Christmas Holiday

100. Christmas Spirit Tree

If you do your own search, please feel free to share them with us. Depending on where you live, you may come up with different results.

Please NOTE: Before checking out these sites I recommend that you have your pop-up blocker turned on and your virus scanner up-to-date, just in case. I don’t endorse these sites, these are just what I found using search engines.

 
 

So we’ve searched “Christmas” on Ask.com (here), Bing (here), Google (here), only two more to go (Yahoo and Startpage). Here’s Yahoo:

2. Christmas on History.com

50. Christmas Coloring Pages

100. Christmas Central

If you do your own search, please feel free to share them with us. Depending on where you live, you may come up with different results.

Please NOTE: Before checking out these sites I recommend that you have your pop-up blocker turned on and your virus scanner up-to-date, just in case. I don’t endorse these sites, these are just what I found using search engines.

 
 

“When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.” ~ Bob Hope

13 more weeks til December 25th!

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Another great idea.

What You’ll Need:

  • clear decorating bag
  • peppermint chips (crushed candy cane)
  • hot chocolate mix
  • mini marshmallows
  • plastic spoon dipped in chocolate
  • white pom pom
  • googly eyes
  • red felt
  • cotton ball (enough to stretch out and make a moustache)

First add peppermint chips to clear decorating bag to make Santa hat, then a row of marshmallows. Next the hot chocolate mix. Then marshmallow for the beard.

Insert a spoon dipped in chocolate for stirring then tie off the bag. This could be tricky, take your time and try to work the spoon in so it doesn’t show. Tie off bag.

Glue a white pom pom at the tip for the hat. Add some googly eyes, felt nose and mouth, and to top it off a cotton mustache.

Perfect for a kids Christmas party.

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