7 Creative Ways Your Family Can Demonstrate Generosity This Christmas
Christmas is the celebration of the most extravagant gift ever given. This time of the year provides the perfect opportunity to rally your family around a generosity emphasis. To help, here are some creative ways your family can mask up and demonstrate generosity this Christmas.
1. Write letters to community leaders.
Community leaders' roles have make them targets for frequent criticism. Give them something they have not received much this year—encouragement. Have your family write letters, filled with encouragement and commitments of prayer, to community leaders.
2. Buy gifts for suffering families.
Inflation has created financial havoc on many families. Whether you go through another organization or you have personally identified suffering families and their needs, give your family a chance to respond to those needs.
3. Provide gifts for local school teachers.
Showcase the love of Jesus by showering school teachers with gifts from your family.
4. Adopt a nursing home.
Men and women in nursing homes often experience significant times of isolation and loneliness. Show that your family, and, more importantly, Christ has not forgotten them this Christmas. Work with nursing home leadership to provide safe and meaningful ways of connecting with the men and women inside a nursing home.
5. Send Christmas care packages to soldiers overseas.
The Christmas season can be difficult for soldiers overseas as many are not able to spend time with their loved ones. Have your family put together care packages for these soldiers. Include messages from you and your children.
6. Provide blanket bundles for the homeless.
During the winter months, many organizations are needing blanket bundles for the homeless. These care packages can provide much-needed relief from colder weather. Partner with an organization or provide the bundles to your community’s homeless population.
7. Go Christmas caroling.
Spread the joy of Christmas in a classic way—through Christmas caroling. You don't need the best voice to put a smile on your neighbors' faces.
These are just a few ways your family can creatively demonstrate generosity this Christmas. Get your family excited about a generosity emphasis this Christmas. There are few better seasons to do this. Let your family share the love of Christ your community.