20 Joyful Acts of Kindness For The Festive Season

It’s the festive season, the time of the year where people take a break from whatever they do, either work, studies or anything to spend some quality time with their families and beloved ones. What is also special about the festive season is how the whole world celebrates it with happy rituals like baking holiday-themed cookies, sharing gifts, decorating homes and trees, expats traveling to their homelands, families having dinner together, and much more.

And while celebrations might vary from one country to the other, the festive season is known to be the season where love and kindness are spread throughout the whole world.

This festive season we encourage you to focus more on giving not just receiving. If you’re looking for creative ways to spread joi and happiness, in this article, we collected some nice acts of kindness for you to spread the good spirit of the holidays!

1- Send flowers anonymously to random people in your life

2- Leave chocolates randomly on your colleagues’ desks

3- Pay for the next person’s coffee order

4- Bake or buy a cake for your neighbor

5- Compliment someone on their outfit, smile, hair or anything you find beautiful about them

6- Bring cupcakes to work and surprise your colleagues 

7- Send a unique gift to someone who lives far from you and let them know that you’re thinking of them 

8- Instead of ordinary festive season gifts, create personalized gifts for the ones you love to let them know how special they are to you

9- Smile at random strangers 

10- Send thank you gifts or notes to people who work on the holidays like hospitals, emergency services or police departments. 

11- Encourage someone to start a healthy lifestyle and send them a health and fitness gift voucher 

12- Order a cupcake and gift it to the waiter or waitress 

13- Send a housewarming gift to your new neighbor 

14- Leave flowers randomly at a park with a nice note 

15- Let an elderly go in front of you in a line

16- Send old school handwritten letters instead of greeting cards to the ones you miss

17- Send gifts to your childhood teachers and let them know they have done a great job

18- Send flowers to a retirement house 

19- Bring pet treats to an animal shelter, they deserve to celebrate too

20- Reward yourself with a gift!

Finally, kindness is one of the most precious gifts you could give in the festive season. Spread love and kindness amongst your family, friends, colleagues, and even strangers either by sending festive season gifts from joi or picking some random acts of kindness from the ones mentioned above. 

Happy Festive Season!

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