2013 Kindness Advent

So wow, Thanksgiving is this week and then December starts Sunday…this is craziness.  The year is already closing out.  We have a busy week so we got everything ready for our kindness advent this weekend which will start Sunday…December 1…25 acts of kindness leading up to Christmas.  You can read about it HERE along with lots of ideas.

I’ve had several emails and messages about what things we will be doing for this year.  So here’s what the Kelley family has planned for December:  Taking polaroids of shoppers, flowers to Ms. Sherry Harper’s school custodian, treat for our garbage man, buying Christmas for a family, overpay for the Contributor, buy & pump someone’s gas, Redbox rental bucket, paint rocks & leave them on the playground, donuts for school staff, decorate someone’s mailbox, gift card for a single mom, sticky notes on mirrors in a public restroom, treat for our mailman, handout kids books in a store, share a dinner, cookies to our pediatricians office, buy someone’s lunch in the drive thru, load bubble gum machines with quarters, buy school supplies for Harper’s classroom, share Sonic happy hour, babysit for a couple, leave gift cards in shopping carts, give away a recipe with all the needed groceries, bring in neighbors trashcans and give a surprise for a gas station worker.

We’re excited to get busy.  We’re excited to be really intentional with kindness this Christmas season.  We added some new things we’ve never done, but also left several of our favorites.  The kids are ready and already asking when we get to start.

Tell me what you guys are up to for December?  Advent…no or yes?  If yes, what kind do you do…treats, verses, activities, etc.  I’d love to hear your ideas.

Happy Monday.

Oh and almost forgot, the Timbali Crafts Giveaway ends tonight at midnight.  CLICK HERE to see how to enter to win all these goodies.


  1. Yay! You inspired me two years ago and we’ve been adding more and more random acts of kindness! We’re super excited to join you and others in 25 Random Acts of Christmas Kindness! Thank you so much for your wonderful ideas! I can’t wait to spread Christmas cheer for all to hear! Have a great day!

  2. Tracy Long says:

    Timbali Crafts….. love the sling bags and the pouches. Can never have enough of these types of bags!

  3. I shared and liked on FB. : )

  4. Tammy Faber says:

    Blog subscriber! LOVE IT!

  5. Tammy Faber says:

    Shared on facebook!

  6. I love your acts of kindness! I’m sure you will make the days of SO MANY people! 🙂

    I have the advent calendar that Starbucks put out this year. It’s a magnetic chalkboard with numbered tins that each hold candy and the last one has a gift card in it. I really got it to use in the future because I can put whatever I want into the little tins and plan to do something more like what you’re doing. I don’t even have kids, but I love to be festive and enjoy the spirit of the season (and the countdown to Christmas Day!). Who doesn’t love RAK?! 🙂


  7. Hi Laura ~ I love reading the posts about the Random Acts of Kindness! And, I always secretly wish that I was one of those folks who are Blessed by you and your family. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I will be alone again this year. I’m not too proud to ask…if you have an extra card or some artwork from your children, I would be so touched to receive them. At 56 and being single, along with battling cancer, the Holidays are not a happy time for me. just a thought. : )


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