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Little Ways to Brighten Someone's Holiday

October 01, 2014
The holidays are jam-packed with family parties, hectic shopping, and marathon cooking. Although it’s easy to get lost in the madness of the season, it always feels good to slow down and do something nice for others. Get in the holiday spirit with these lovely little acts of kindness you and your family can do to brighten someone’s day.

Make it a double (batch of cookies, that is)

Lovely Little Acts of Kindness
When you do your holiday baking, double (or triple!) the batch to share with friends and neighbors. Serve in colorful Ziploc® holiday containers for an extra festive look. Plus, your friends can re-use the containers—it’s a gift that keeps on giving!

Take a complimentary coffee break

Lovely Little Acts of Kindness
Spread a little holiday cheer by buying a drink for the person in line behind you. Just slip the cashier a few extra bucks, and let him or her keep the rest as a tip.

Share Words of Encouragement

Lovely Little Acts of Kindness
Write a positive note in sidewalk chalk to brighten someone’s day. It can be a compliment, words of wisdom, or a favorite quote. This is a great activity to do with the kids!

Donate a Batch of Doggie Bags

Lovely Little Acts of Kindness

We have a soft spot for furry friends! Make care packages for your local dog shelter. Add some dog treats to Ziploc® holiday bags, seal, and staple on this cute topper.

Ding, Dong, Treats

Lovely Little Acts of Kindness
Assemble bags of holiday goodies for neighbors and leave it on their door knobs for a sweet surprise. Print and sign, staple it over the top of a Ziploc® holiday bag, and cut a 3” circle in the top.

Surprise a stranger with a snack

Lovely Little Acts of Kindness
For a sweet surprise, tape some spare change in a Ziploc® bag with a note to a vending machine. This is a great way to spread some holiday cheer at the office or the gym!