Thursday, December 1, 2011

You've been RACK'd!!

Photo by tsjphotography

   OK so what exactly is RACK? Why it's Random Acts of Christmas Kindness!!   So I've decided to try and give away Christmas some this year with RACK. I first found it on pinterest.    I was immediately interested in it. I love to give things away and give gifts. Something about giving feels sooooooo good! So when I went to the original blog post at tsjphotography I knew it was something I wanted to do with my boys. She is doing it for every day of advent. And it need not be anything expensive. (Believe me, we don't have money for expensive!) Sometimes it's the little things that make someone's day! She had ideas like taping candy canes to atm machines, pay library fees for 5 people, visit a nursing home with cookies and cards. Really the possiblities are endless! I'm not going to be able to do it everyday (as I don't leave my house everyday! I'm a major homebody!) but I'm trying to do one thing every time I go somewhere. Some ideas are taping quarters to those machines that kids love! (you know the kind that your kids always beg you for quarters at the exit of stores!) Also leave a few dollars bills in the toys section of a dollar store. Or visit a nursing home with some cards. Unfortunately, some of those people never have anyone visit. This is something I really want to look into with my boys! I am also thinking of leaving something in my mailbox for my mail person. (although this wouldn't be so random! She'd know it was from us!) You could also leave a few dollars on a coffee shop's table. And on the other blog (listed above) is a template that you can leave with your little acts so that people know what it is! I think it is fabulous and I am going to talk to the boys and the Rev about it today! So I encourage you to maybe try something small, even one thing a week until Christmas. That only makes 4 things! Completely doable!


  1. I am doing this also!! It is so much fun. I just wish I could see the faces of the people who receive the Rack!

  2. I love this! Thanks for sharing about it. This will go fabulously with our giving project this month. I was going to ELF some people but I like the Christian spin on this one more. So fun!

  3. How fun! I'll look more into it and see if it is something we can do ontop of what we are already doing.

    Thanks for sharing!