Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar Notes

My goodness. How on earth is it already the end of November?? Seriously though.  I feel like it was just Halloween and now we’re already gearing up for Christmas holidays.  This year, after the rollercoaster that was last year’s Christmas, we’re keeping things simple.  Like super simple.  We’re going away to a cozy little cabin just the four of us, we’re skipping actual presents and doing stockings only, and we’re not doing much of anything – we’re just going to soak up our first Christmas as a family of four with both of our babies at home with us. I can’t wait.

Kindness Advent Calendar | Mama.Papa.Bubba.We’re also going to spend the month of December focusing on spreading love, cheer, and kindness to others.  Because not only does the world need a little more kindness, but our home does too.  We absolutely loved counting down to Christmas with the help of our printable advent calendar cards focused on fun, family, and kindness a couple of years ago, but this holiday season I really want it to be all about showing kindness and graciousness to others.  To make it really easy, I created a set of 48 acts of kindness advent calendar notes that are already cut out and ready to go come December.  The notes leave the date open, so I can pick and choose which ones I want to do, depending on what we have planned, what I have the capacity for, and what I feel Miss G is needing on that particular day.

Kindness Advent Calendar | Mama.Papa.Bubba.

I went ahead and cut out the entire set and popped them into a container so it’s super easy to grab a new one each night, but you could also cut out only the ones you KNOW you’ll want to use and then store the other ones away as just-in-case options.

Kindness Advent Calendar | Mama.Papa.Bubba.

Once cut out, these little notes can be tucked into the boxes or pockets of an advent calendar you already have, or they can be left out one at a time with any supplies you’ll need for that day’s task.

Kindness Advent Calendar | Mama.Papa.Bubba.

Find the printable PDF file here.

And for a slightly different take on advent activities, you can see our printable advent calendar activity cards focused on family, fun, and kindness here.

Whichever printable you choose to use, I hope it brings a little bit of extra joy to your holiday season this year!

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5 thoughts on “Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar Notes

  1. I LOVE this idea. And your plans for Christmas sound amazing! I just read Ann Voskamp’s new book ‘The broken way’, and your post reminds me of it, it is about brokeness (you went through a lot this time last year), and about Christ meeting us in our brokeness. It is all about becoming a gift to others, doing unexpected acts of kindness, how it doesn’t only bless others, but ourselves too! I know you’re going to have sooo much fun doing this! And what a great example to our kids. Thank you Jen! Be blessed.

  2. I love this idea I have already printed and cut them out for my 4 kids! I would love to add a few more is there any possibility of getting an editable template? Thank You

  3. Lovely idea! Sounds like you are heading for a perfect simple and cosy Christmas – the best kind. We just moved to Vancouver Island from the UK – so this is our first Christmas without family nearby – we are planning something similar, just us and the children.

  4. Wonderful social learning tool! Schools should take note of this and send it home with students to encourage parent support. I’m proud that my youngest son is a gentleman and has this behavior year round. It’s a joy to go to a store or another community place where he races ahead to hold the door open for all of us entering. Including strangers ahead of us. He helps guide new students at his school and walks the kindergarten children to their classes.Today he brought in two bags for the Thanksgiving food drive. These things make a difference in society. I hope your calendar spreads the acts of kindness further when we need it most.

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