12 Days of Christmas: On the Eleventh Day of Christmas…

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

11 acts of kindness
A 9 piece Christmas felt tree
8 paper snowflakes
7 words for artwork
6 hand-made ornaments
5 gifts for L
4 festive letters
3 photo shoots
A 2 piece no-sew blanket
And a new spot for our Christmas tree

For anyone paying attention, yes, I did skip 10.  My plan for the tenth day was “10 finger handprints” and to show off one of the gift I made using the girls’ handprints.  Then I realized that the gift would no longer be a surprise because the recipient(s) read the blog!  So I decided to skip day 10 and come back to it after Christmas 🙂

For day 11, I wanted to focus on giving to others and sharing the holiday spirit.

In no particular order, here is my list of 11 acts of kindness that I am well on my way to accomplishing before the year’s end!

11. Donate blood
10. Buy gifts for the toy drive at the daycare
9. Shovel the neighbours’ snow (thanks to M for crossing this one off the list)
8. Pay for the order of the person behind me at the drive thru
7. Go through our closets and bring un-needed clothes to the thrift store which benefits various charities
6. Give gifts to the teachers at the daycare
5. Donate food to the food bank
4. Give our out-of-use winter wear to the Salvation Army
3. Buy a hot chocolate for the security guard at work who stands out in the cold directing traffic
2. Give the stack of magazines I’ve already read to the hospital
1. Donate my wedding dress to The Brides’ Project (stay tuned for a post on that in the new year!)

Do you have anything special you do around the holiday season that helps out others?