There are some great printables on the Light 'Em Up page, and I did print and use some, but I realized we're going to be doing impromptu work as well. For example: Monday, my kids were just sick enough that I decided to keep them home from Classical Conversations. It also happened to be a gorgeous day. Cold, clear, sunny, and not windy. In other words, the perfect day to leave a sign on the garbage and recycling bins. We cut up some cardboard and got to work making giant thank you cards for the workers that collect our garbage and recycling. The kids thought this was the coolest thing ever. (Bonus for moms: this particular card design uses up leftover Halloween candy. I know, I should have had a nutritious breakfast treat instead. 'Tis the season for refined sugar?) I have been talking to them about our sneaky Christmas plans since right before Thanksgiving, but we didn't sit down and have a big conversation about giving and service. We just went for it. I wasn't planning to really start until December, but this just worked.
|Too bright! Too bright!|
Go check it out! So much of the prep has been done for you, with lists of ideas, printable thank you cards, and more. And one more thing, do what you can (even if it's just saying a prayer over the project) and don't worry about the rest.