What is Christmas without a little bit of kindness and giving? We wanted to inspire you to spark a wave of kindness the 12 days leading up to Christmas day! This DIY is a 12 days of kindness advent countdown. It will lead you to do an act of kindness each day until Christmas day.
Don’t let the kindness end at Christmas! Pass it along everyday and encourage those around you to give to others in need, not just around the Christmas season.
What you will need:
-Inexpensive Coasters (we used wood and gold mixed to create a pattern)
-White Acrylic paint + paint brush
-Hot glue Gun
-Regular school glue
-12 Days of Kindness list printout (next page)
12 Days of Kindness
(Feel free to modify this list or create your own!)
On the 12th day of Christmas:
-Comment on 12 strangers Instagram post with an encouraging comment.
On the 11th day of Christmas:
-Write 11 encouraging notes, and leave them in random places for strangers to find.
On the 10th day of Christmas:
-Make 10 cups of hot coco and cookies and give them to the homeless in your area.
On the 9th day of Christmas:
Gather 9 girlfriends and wear dresses to bring awareness to “Dresscember” Take a group shot and encourage your social media friends to do the same. Dresscember is a cause that brings awareness to human trafficking.
On the 8th day of Christmas:
-Leave 8 flower stems for 8 people. Make it known to those you love, or anonymous!
On the 7th day of Christmas:
Fill 7 stocking with candy and drop them off at a foster care facility.
On the 6th day of Christmas:
Buy the persons drink behind you at your next coffee stop.
On the 5th day of Christmas:
Buy a family in need Christmas presents.
On the 4th day of Christmas:
Offer to shovel your neighbors driveway or entryway from snow.
On the 3rd day of Christmas:
Send 3 donations to different organizations who provide clean water to others in need.
One the 2nd day of Christmas:
Head to your local hospital with 2 dozen cookies and thank the nurses for their hard work!
On Christmas Day:
Write one hand written letter to someone you haven’t spoken to in a while and send it snail mail.
Step 1) Paint 12 coasters numbers 1-12, alternating between wood and gold if you find two different coaster types.
Step 2) Let your paint dry.
Step 3) Cut out your kindness daily tasks and correlate them to the right day.
Step 4) Use school glue and paste them onto your coasters.
Step 5) Tie your string on your sticks and space them out accordingly. Cut them all evenly.
Step 6) Hot glue your coasters to the hanging string.
Step 8) Make sure your string is tied tight and secure to the stick!
Step 8) Secure to the wall where you want to display your advent countdown. Flip over one every day until Christmas!