Inside: Make this Christmas a season of real giving with your children! Your family will love these pay it forward ideas for Christmas, and the best part is that even young kids can help out and get in the giving spirit! Grab your free printable and get started paying kindness forward this holiday season.

Make this Christmas a season of real giving with your children! Your family will love these pay it forward ideas for Christmas, and the best part is that even young kids can help out and get in the giving spirit! Grab your free printable and get started paying kindness forward this holiday season.

 

Is your holiday season usually a blur of shopping, planning, and visiting? It’s so easy to get lost in the busyness. So simple to forget the reason for the season.

But this year, let’s remember this…Christmas is about giving!

God sent his eternal, kingly Son to a humble little planet called Earth as an example of true selfless giving. As I plan for Christmas, I can’t help but think there’s a way to honor this unselfish attitude in my celebrations too!

But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared,  he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. Titus 3: 4-5

Do Small Acts of Kindness Even Matter?

With kids, it’s easy to get discouraged by the thought of giving. Will it be big enough? Will my kindness even matter?

Here’s the thing: Kindness always matters, no matter how small it may seem. Even one tiny glimpse of kindness reflects the image of our Father.

There’s nothing like small acts of kindness to bring our perspective back into focus. Is your family in need of an attitude shift this year? You’ll love these 25 pay it forward ideas for Christmas!

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I want to encourage you to be intentional this Christmas. Your family will work together to bless others for the 25 days leading up to Christmas. The key to paying it forward is not expecting anything in return. If someone wants to thank your family, just tell them to pay it forward!

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25 Days of Pay it Forward Ideas for Christmas

Check out the free printable below for your daily action plan! Oh. My. Gracious. I’m so excited for your family this Christmas as you take on this kindness challenge. This is huge!

As you tackle each day’s kindness act, talk with your family. Explain not only what you’re doing to pay it forward, but WHY. What’s the ultimate why? Christ died for me! I can never repay him enough for the gift he gave. What I can do is let that gift of love flow out of me and into others. Christmas is the perfect reason to pay it forward!

Share with us below! What else would you add to this list? Do you have any favorite pay it forward ideas for Christmas? What fun ways does your family embrace the spirit of giving during the Christmas season?