As moms, I know that there are a million things that are on our plates as Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, but last week I sat down to think about how our family could spread some joy this holiday season, because it’s really easy to get caught up in the craziness of it all.
As I was trying to think of something we could do, it reminded me of a tradition that we tested out last year, for the first time. After being inspired by another friend, I added granola bars, cookies, chips and Gatorade to the grocery list, printed off a “Im thankful for you, take one or two” sign, and stuck it outside to communicate to our delivery men and women, how thankful we were for them. Although ordering online eases my busy schedule, delivery personnel work overtime to deliver everyone’s packages by Christmas.
Even though I would love to do more, I love this simple, small way that communicates thankfulness. So often, I choose to not do something because I get caught up in my own agenda, but you never know the impact that one, quick, simple “Thank You” can have on someone’s day.
Who else could you thank? Your garbage man? Your grocery clerk? Your pizza Guy? It’s so incredibly easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of this season, but in my opinion, there is nothing more beautiful than spreading joy…especially after the year we have had.
I have put together a free printable, that you can print on your own, to spread some cheer. I encourage you to print off a couple extra, to give to your friend or family member who would also love to spread joy this holiday season.
What do you do to spread holiday cheer? We would love to hear your ideas below! If you want to grab the free printable, click the link below!