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12 Days of Christmas Kindness – Day Five

12 Days of Christmas Kindness with Karen Ehman

It’s Day Five of 12 Days of Christmas Kindness, giving simple and doable ideas for reaching out to others during the Christmas season. If you’re just joining us, catch up on each day here.

For Day Five, let’s treat a faraway friend. 

Join Karen Ehman for 12 Days of Christmas Kindness and Giveaways!

Today’s idea? Send a hand-written note of encouragement to a faraway friend or family member mentioning at least one thing you appreciate most about them. It can be on a notecard or piece of stationary. Or these FREE printable cards below include a few blank ones to make it easy!

Click picture below to download FREE printable cards.

Scatter Christmas Kindness with Karen Ehman - FREE printable cards at karenehman.com

Now for today’s giveaway!!!

clare473-1024x681-2Today I’m joined by one of my favorite people to hang out with–my friend Clare Smith.  Clare is a certified fitness instructor and her passion (outside of raising and nurturing her children and home) is motivating women of all ages and stages of life to live well physically, emotionally and spiritually. Be sure to check out her current blog challenge, 21 Days to a Hunger Free and Healthy Holiday. Or connect with Clare on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Clare’s Day Five Giveaway is a $25 gift card to Target. Maybe you want to treat yourself to some new workout wear or another fun gift to reward yourself for healthy living.

Join Clare Smith and Karen Ehman to Listen Love Repeat for 12 Days of Christmas Kindness plus a Target gift card giveaway!

Are you ready for Day Five? Let’s go!

  1. Leave a comment here with your thoughts on today’s idea for scattering kindness.
  2. Go scatter kindness by sending an encouraging note to a faraway friend.
  3. Post on social media using the hashtags #12DaysOfChristmasKindness and #ListenLoveRepeat. You can just post a simple thought. Or, you can save and then share today’s Christmas kindness idea. Or, even better, post a picture of you doing the idea given for scattering kindness. Just be sure to use the hashtags #12DaysOfChristmasKindness and #ListenLoveRepeat And, if you could link to this post when you share, that would be FAB!
  4. Don’t forget our Grand Prize! Those who scatter kindness all 12 days and share on social media will be eligible to win our Grand Prize!
  5. You can comment on all 12 days up until midnight Pacific time, Sunday, December 18. One daily winner will be chosen from each day’s comments and all winners will be announced on Monday, December 19. **U.S. Addresses only please.**

    The Grand Prize!!!!

Enter to win the grand prize during Karen Ehman's 12 Days of Christmas Kindness.Now let’s go scatter some Christmas kindness and be sure to come back tomorrow!


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  1. I’m posting these 12 days on my gratitude page. Day 5 is perfect to remind my followers to send out that Christmas card and tell people how grateful they are to have them in their lives.

  2. Sending snail mail takes time, but OH SO WORTH IT!! <3 As you write, you focus on that person and pray for them! I hand-wrote 60 Christmas cards and can't wait until they arrrive to their destinations. #spreadlove

  3. Finally completed this one! I can’t believe how much I put this one off, considering how much I loved writing letters when I was younger!

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