random acts of christmas kindness :: advent 2010

I am so incredibly excited about our Advent activity this year!  And … given that I creatively “borrowed” our Advent activity last year … I think it’s only fitting I borrow from my “SHEro” again this year {get it? not HEro, but shero?}!!

And can I just insert here … that because I came out of stalking hiding, Katherine and I have gotten to know each other and are now friends!  She’s an amazing woman, mother, wife, photographer and overall creative genius!  Not to mention, a very giving and caring friend!  I feel blessed to call her friend …

Anyway … when she posted this, I immediately asked permission to borrow it.  It was just too wonderful not to!  And just as I suspected … our family has already been incredibly blessed because of it!

I didn’t have much time to pull it all together, so here’s my version of “RACK :: Random Acts of Christmas Kindness.”

And here’s how we do it … the night before … we pull the next days activity and talk about what we’re going to do.  I’ve included a scripture verse on each card as well, and we also talk about what the verse means to us.

As for activities … I borrowed some of Katherine’s, but we also came up with some of our own.  So far, one of my favorites was paying past due library fees for five people.  I’m also looking forward to our nursing home visit to hand out treats and drawings, read, and maybe sing.

One of the funnest parts of our activity is leaving a card letting the recipient know they’ve been “RACK’ed!”  Feel free to download a copy of the card here.

As I mentioned … it’s only been 5 days, but we’ve already been incredibly blessed.  The girls are excited about and loving our daily activities.  In a world so caught up with the “gimme’s” … I’m working double-time to teach my girls that scripture rings true … “it’s far better to give, than to receive!”

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