#1 Neighbor Christmas Gift Idea – Caroling for Charity

posted on December 7, 2009 by  |  posted under Christmas, Traditions  |  2 Comments

Caroling for Charity

#1 Neighbor Christmas Gift Idea – Caroling for Charity

That’s right our #1 Neighbor gift idea is No Gifts {well, at least not for each other}. As fun as it is to give and receive Christmas Gifts from Neighbors,…we wanted our #1 idea to be one that truly encompasses the true meaning of the Christmas spirit. This idea could take a little planning on your part, but the rewards could be the greatest.

caroling-Instead of giving Neighbor Christmas gifts, agree as a neighborhood not to. Use all of the money that would have been spent on eachother towards a charitable cause.

Here is an example of a possible invitation for a Neighborhood Caroling Night….{Alter this invitation as applicable to your charitable cause. Get creative!}

“Instead of giving neighborhood gifts,

Together a family’s hearts we will lift.

Use that money to fill your shopping cart

With toys and food, a gift from the heart.

One family will start the Caroling Tradition

Singing while on a neighborhood mission.

We’ll arrive on your doorstep singing a song,

Grab your family and join in, you’ll come right along.

But before stepping out and starting to sing

Don’t forget your charitable donation to bring.

To the next door we’ll carol and add to our crowd

We’ll add and we’ll add ‘til were incredibly loud.

Finally we’ll stop for a neighborhood treat,

At the Coates’ home we will mingle and greet.

Although our fingers and toes may be freezin’

We will capture the true spirit of this special season.

Please join us as our Neighborhood Carols for a Cause on December 15th. We will start caroling at 7 O’clock and pick up your family sometime shortly there after. We plan to finish at the Coates’ home for treats around 8 O’clock. Thank you for being a part of something bigger this year as our neighborhood grants a special family’s Christmas wish. Think of the smiles… “

We hope you have enjoyed our Top 30 Neighbor Christmas Gift Idea countdown! We’d love to hear which ones are your favorites!? Which idea are you going to use?!

 Click HERE for the full list of HowDoesShe’s Top 30 Neighbor Christmas Gift Ideas.

    1. December 9th, 2009 at 2:47 pm
      Jyll says:
      My parent's neighborhood started something similar years ago. The first Monday night in December they send out flyers telling people to come to a cul-de-sac and bring a treat to share and food for the food bank, instead of doing neighbor gifts. They've set up barrel fires and have hot cocoa. People are able to mingle and talk. You know it works when people talk about it year after year.
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