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Have you heard of The Kindness Elves? I first heard about this wonderful idea last year from The Imagination Tree, which inspired families to encourage acts of kindness, generosity, and love during the Holiday season!

This year, we decided to begin this tradition with our own children. They love finding where the elves are 'hiding' and what idea they have for the day. We have had so much fun spreading the Christmas cheer!

Here are of the some of the ideas we have done or are planning to do this season:

1) Make a fleece tie blanket for Project Linus

2) Help Mommy make a meal and deliver it to our neighbor who just had a baby

3) Color some beautiful pictures and then deliver them to a retirement community together

4) Collect canned food items and deliver them to a food pantry

5) Be a Super Sharer

6) Write a thank you note to your teacher

Sometimes the kindness elves will also notice nice things the children did and write a little note showing appreciation for "holding the door open for someone" or whatever kind action they did.

Find 25 more ideas for the Kindness Elves to help get you started! We are very excited about this tradition and for sharing in the Christmas spirit!


Julie is married and a mom to two young children who loves enjoying all that Omaha has to offer. She provides a helpful resource for family-friendly activities and events in and around Omaha at Find many ideas for upcoming local events posted weekly, Kids Eat Free, and an Omaha Kids Calendar! ...

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