Christmas, Christmas Everywhere!

We're diving into Christmas before Halloween- is that against the rules? Not CARES & event planning rules! Here's a list of Christmas activities, things, and events to help spark the holiday spirit and get your creative juices flowing:

{Make things}

  • Gingerbread houses
  • Snowmen (out of snow, Styrofoam, paper, etc.)
  • Holiday cookies
  • Gift wrapping
  • Wreath making party (See our Very Merry Pinterest Christmas post)
  • Family Holiday recipe pot-luck (everyone bring a family dish to share and provide the recipe)

{Do things}

  • Toys for Tots
  • Salvation Army's Angel tree
  • Soup kitchen
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Bake sale for charity
  • Serve veterans
  • Provide a holiday meal to a family that can't afford their own
  • Visit a senior living home

{Exchange things}

  • Secret Santa
  • White elephant
  • Random Acts of Kindness

{Decorate things}

  • Best dressed balcony contest
  • Decorate the office christmas tree ("Trim the Tree")
  • Doggy visits with Santa/Doggie dress-up

{Non-Traditional things}

  • Celebrate and educate about all of the holidays around the holiday season
  • Boxing Day
  • A Very Grinchy Christmas Party

Want even more ideas, links, and resources? Check out our Christmas Events Pinterest Board.


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