Have you ever received an unsigned holiday card? The card was addressed to you, but unsigned. Did you think that the other individual was in such a hurry that they forgot? Maybe they had an alternative reason. It really doesn’t matter. What counts is that you got a holiday card and it gave you a moment to pause and wonder who sent it.
This year I want to offer you a holiday challenge. Since Christmas is the time for giving instead of receiving, they focus only on the giving part. You will get no recognition for what you do. It will strictly focus on giving a little something to others. Some people you may not even know. However, it will help you celebrate the “Twelve Days of Christmas.”
Rules and Procedure
1. Buy one dozen holiday cards. You can get these at your local Dollar General or Walmart store.
2. Select a favorite holiday saying to write on the card. Maybe it is some words of encouragement. The most important thing is that this saying could apply to anyone.
3. In the bottom left corner of the front envelope number them one through twelve.
4. Place the cards in the envelope and seal them.
5. On the front of the card, address it simply as “To You.”
6. Beginning with your first day, take one card with you to work or when you go our for errands.
7. During each day, you are to give a card to a total stranger. Set it on their desk or work station. Drop it in their lunch bag or hand bag. Use as much stealth as you can. Then move on.
8. I caution you about doing this with children. Parents could take it the wrong way. Outside of that, everyone is fair game.
9. From a distance, feel free to observe the card opening. It may or may not happen in front of you. Remember it is the giving that counts.
10. After the final card is done, so are you.
This is a simple inexpensive project, that could make a difference in an individuals life. You will never know for sure. However, at the end of the challenge, you will have the knowledge that you have tried to bring a little holiday cheer into someones life. It is a good way to put the “Twelve Days of Christmas” to good use.