Too soon?? No way! In a few days, here in the states, we’ll be giving thanks while stuffing our faces with turkey and Grandma’s pumpkin pie. Four short weeks after that….it’s Christmas Eve! It happens every year and every year it seems to sneak up on us all.
As we enter this season of joy, hope, goodness, and let’s be honest, maybe a little stress, we want to give you some ideas to bring a little Christmas cheer to the volunteers in your ministry. A wise philosopher once said, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.” Easy enough, right? Well, for those of you that may not have been blessed with the ability to carry a tune, your volunteers may appreciate a few of these other ideas.
- Bring in some special treats one Sunday morning. If you don’t already provide breakfast items for your volunteers, bring in donuts, bagels, fruit, and coffee. Set up a hot chocolate bar with all kinds of yummy fixins. Take it a step further and bring in a few waffle irons and make waffles and provide a variety of toppings.
- Buy each of your volunteers a small gift. December’s widget is a great way to help your leaders remember to focus on Compassion all month long. Another inexpensive option that goes along with December’s theme is this fun picture frame that you can personalize with custom wording!
- You can find TONS more ideas here on our Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/252basics/volunteer-appreciation/. Many that you can use throughout the year!
Whatever you decide to do, it’s always a good idea to add a little vision. We’ve created these simple, yet festive gift tags to do just that. Click on the link below to download, then print them on paper or cardstock, add red ribbon and attach it to your gifts.
We’d love to see how you are saying “Merry Christmas!” to your volunteers this year. Be sure to share your ideas with us and other leaders on the 252 Basics Facebook page.