This time of year, there are plenty of people who could use a helping hand. Whether it’s helping them set up their Christmas lights, shovelling their driveway, or just sending them a holiday card to let them know you’re thinking of them.


We want to spread the holiday spirit and encourage you to do the same. Here are 8 easy, good deeds you and your family can do:

1. Make Christmas cards to give to people in nursing homes
2. Offer to take a friend or neighbour’s dog for a walk
3. Leave positive messages on Post-it notes for people to find, like “ You look beautiful today!”
4. Send someone a candy cane gram
5. Help clean up a public area like a park, or nature trail
6. Shovel a sidewalk or driveway
7. Offer to baby-sit
8. Make a lunch for a family member or friend

If you and your family have more great good deed ideas, please share them with everyone in the comments.