Giving the Gift of Service #2

I shared this post last year around Christmas time, but I wanted to post it again and add some NEW service gift tags too!  Gifts and goodies are fun, but let’s not forget that the meaningful ways we serve one another are what really count.  And these tags give you a few small ideas of some really simple ways you can brighten someone’s day.


Today I want to share with you some printable gift tags that are not for your typical gift in a box with a bow.  These ideas are all about reaching out to others and spreading some Christmas cheer.

Service Act #1:

If you have the means then this is such a fun thing to do!  The next time you and your family are out enjoying dinner pick another table in the restaurant and anonymously pay their bill for them.  Ask the server to present them with this card instead of their check and watch their faces light up.  It is great!

Service Act #2:

This one is similar to the dinner idea but it is more budget friendly.  Believe me I know how tight money can be so if you don’t have the resources to pay for an entire meal then think about just sending over a yummy dessert instead.   This is one my husband and I do fairly often.  And the last time we did it the waitress started crying.  She was touched perhaps even more than the family we sent the dessert too.  You never know who needs you to cross their paths.

Service Act #3:

This is one that I have experienced myself so I know how happy it can make the recipient.  Here’s what you do:  Go into the gas station and ask them to put $10 of gas on pump __. (whatever pump you are by.)  Then tape this tag onto the pump and drive away leaving it loaded with $10 for the next person to pull in.  It will make their day!

Service Act #4:

Put a few quarters into a Ziploc bag and tape the bag and this tag to a vending machine.  Easy and quick.  I think little kids would have fun running around and helping out with this one.

Service Acts #5:

These last two tags are a little more generic so you can use them in many different ways.

-Print one off and have it be the “family service tag.”  One member of the family starts with it and does an act of service for another family member leaving this tag behind.  That person then does an act of service for someone else and passes the tag on again.

-Print off several for each person and encourage them to find one thing to do each day leading up to Christmas and leave the little note behind.

-Or just be creative and find your own ways to use them!  There are plenty of acts of service just waiting to be done.


And here are the new tags!

Christmas Service Gift Tags- free printable tags for doing random acts of kindness this Christmas

In this set you’ll find:

Service Act #1:

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The next time you find yourself at the drive-thru why not pay for the meal of the person behind you?  Imagine their pleasant surprise when they pull up to the window!

Service Act #2 & #3:

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These are tags you can leave behind if you shovel off the snow from someone’s car or walkway.  I LOVE the snow, but I’m pretty sure my husband would love if someone did this for us more than anything else.  And bonus…it doesn’t cost a thing!

Service Act #4:

Christmas Service Tags 7And finally here is an act of kindness that many of us already do during the holidays.  Baking a tasty treat and delivering it to our friends, neighbors, or family.  So here is a tag that you can use to go right along with your yummy gift.

Download the PDF- Set 1

Download the PDF- Set 2

I hope you enjoy these tags and enjoy the experience of using them even more!


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One Response to Giving the Gift of Service #2

  1. Karen Diehl says:

    Creative ideas! Will have to use these!

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