15 Good Deeds to Try in December

With the holiday season just around the corner, you may be in the giving spirit. You might not know what you can do to make someone smile this winter, or maybe you just want a surefire way to get the Grinch in your life to lighten up. Whatever you need them for, here are 15 good deeds that you can try in December, tested by yours truly.

  1. Give someone a compliment! People love to hear good things about themselves.

  2. Hold a door open for someone. This is a really simple way to make someone feel appreciated.

  3. Participate in Operation Christmas Child: https://www.samaritanspurse.ca/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

  4. Make some holiday greeting cards for important people in your life!

  5. Make a donation to a canned food drive.

  6. Pay for the person behind you in line when you grab a coffee or tea.

  7. Smile at someone who looks down. A smile can change a day!

  8. Take a day to yourself. It’s important to take care of yourself as well, not just others.

  9. Give up your seat on the bus or subway for someone who seems to be in a hurry.

  10. Volunteer somewhere in your community, like a library or food drive.

  11. Get to know someone new. It’s never a bad idea to make a new friend!

  12. Offer to run an errand or do a chore for someone in your life, like your parents.

  13. Make a care package for someone! They’re super quick and thoughtful gifts.

  14. Switch off your phone and spend some quality time with your siblings or cousins. It sounds super cliche, but it can be a lot of fun.

  15. Recycle old packaging to make environmentally friendly and festive decor.