100 Days of Saving on Christmas: Day 17, Give Acts of Service

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100daysserviceChristmas just keeps creeping closer!! Today we are on Day 17 of 100 Days of Saving on Christmas: Give acts of service to loved ones instead of gifts.

They say time is money, which makes it easier to give great Christmas gifts if you don’t have a lot of money to spend! Giving acts of service to your friends and family is a great way to give a gift and make them feel loved without going broke or breaking out the credit card.

A good act of service differs from person to person. For instance, if your wife has wanted a cozy reading nook for years, set aside a weekend to make it happen. Rearrange a room, set a corner up with good lighting and a comfortable chair, and put a stack of her favorite books on the chair. That will make her feel more loved than any expensive piece of jewelry ever could!

When you are doing acts of service for people, think about what they’ve wanted to get done but simply haven’t done. This might include weeding a whole lawn, fixing a broken porch, cleaning viruses off a computer, or any other number of tasks. If you aren’t sure what to do, ask! Put together a fun coupon book of ways you can serve them though out the year and wrap it up in a big box or put it in a stocking. And here is a YEAR of date night ideas.

This idea is even great for parents to give to kids, or siblings to give to siblings.

Loved ones will typically be very understanding that money is tight and they probably have a to-do list a mile long. People will be reaping the benefits of your gifts long after they’ve forgotten about the others!

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  1. lalas57 says

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