It is far better to give than it is to receive…

This is a mantra I love to repeat during this year to myself, to my children. The other day the girls and I made some homemade cookies then packaged them up to give to neighbors. We “elfed” two homes in our neighborhood. What this means is we secretly dropped off the treats with a note that explains the directions. It’s like a “pay-it-forward” with treats. We elf two people and each of those neighbors “elfs” two other people.

How do you know if someone has already been elfed? They leave the note in the picture below on their front door. I got the images for free here.

It easy to spread holiday cheer. Start paying it forward in your ‘hood by elfing!

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