The holidays are in full swing and while it can be a bit crazy at times, it is absolutely my favorite time of year! From decorating the tree while and listening to Pentatonix on repeat to staying up with the kids and watching Home Alone for the 1302908th time, there are so many memories made that I cherish for years to come. Especially the ones that revolve around my family’s ways to spread joy.
As a mom, I also try hard to make sure my kids know that it’s also the season for giving. It’s amazing how a random act of kindness can start a ripple effect of generosity. Frost Bank has always been a leader when it comes to spreading the message of optimism, so I’m especially excited to be teaming up with them this holiday season to share 12 easy ideas on how to spread the joy!
12 Ways to Spread Joy
Deliver a bouquet of flowers to your neighbor
We have the sweetest neighbors. They’re an older couple that have actually lived in their home for 50+ years and while we don’t see them that often, I knew I wanted to surprise them with a pretty bouquet to brighten their day. Mei was especially excited to hand-deliver our gift, and along with the flowers, I also included a special Frost gift card so that they could also use it to pay it forward with an act of kindness!
Set out a basket for your mail carrier
Mail carriers work extra hard this time of year, so I knew I wanted to help them out any way I could. I picked up a few mini water bottles, baked a few chocolate chip cookies with the kids, and set it all out next to my doorstep along with a laminated copy of this printable! The kids and I actually love checking at the end of each day how much we need to re-stock the basket with, and it’s such a great feeling to know I’m giving back to some of those that are working their hardest this holiday season.
It’s easier than you might think to come up with ways to spread joy this holiday season and above are 12 easy ideas on how to get started! Frost knows that these act of kindness can be the spark for change that brings happiness to so many. You can get involved too in Frost It Forward by submitting how you would like to spread optimism this season.
Frost is leading the charge in putting good into the world and I couldn’t be happier to be part of a mission to bring optimism, joy, and generosity! No matter the challenges we encounter or the stresses that may come with the holidays, Frost is reminding us all to be the good that inspires others.
What are your favorite ways to spread joy? How do you #FrostItForward?
Thank you to Frost Bank for sponsoring this post!