Ready for Your Reverse Advent Calendar this December? Are you looking for a new way to ramp up your December Giving? If you have picked a local family or charity for your small acts of giving let’s get you started.
Giving to others and organizations are a great way to give this month. You can choose a people give with a family or charity or pick to give to the planet or animals through a local charity. Either way, what ever gives you want to focus on, it is a great idea to discover what might be needed by the family or charity.
On December 1st our Reverse Advent Calendar Box comes out and we start our small acts of giving. Every day we put one thing, one give, into the box in preparation for the final give on December 25th. But how did I know what the charity or family needed? I asked.
When we made our December giving for a local animal shelter, I knew what they needed because I asked.
When directing your December giving through a Reverse Advent Calendar to a charity or family, find out what would be useful for them. Give them a call and ask what items would be useful for the giving box and just keep adding from there.
If your Reverse Advent Calendar gives are going to an organization or a family, confirm your commitment. Why? A surprise seems so much better! First your commitment will keep you on track for the 24 days Second the family or organization can either turn down other gives or know that they are taken care of during the holidays. This is a big part of the Happiness Principle. They will be happier every day knowing that on December 25th their table will have food, the family will have clothes and their holidays will have some joy due to your small acts of giving.
If you want to spread happiness a little further than just your home and that of another, ask your friends and family to join in. Or ask if they want to do 24 days of giving of their own so another family can benefit. Both ideas work! This ripple effect of giving is what makes small acts of giving so powerful!
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