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A Random Christmas

I’m so impressed with client J. Schmid & Associates’ brilliant alternative to the usual company Christmas party.

J. Schmid is celebrating in a more meaningful way with random acts of kindness.  Ideas like thank you notes to public servants mean kindness needn’t have a price tag.  But other acts, like delivering poinsettias to the infirmed, and picking up the tab at an Aldi’s checkout line for a happily surprised shopper, are heart-warming alternative uses for the usual annual party budget.  (The bonus random act?  All sorts of camaraderie from the staff’s acting it all out.)

Homework:  My clients, colleagues, friends, and family are all so very blessed that I struggle each year to find meaningful gifts. So how does your company celebrate the season creatively?  What random act of holiday kindness might inspire your staff and those who benefit?

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3 Responses to A Random Christmas

  1. Dodie Jacobi December 18, 2012 at 10:39 am #

    Love Callahan Creek’s Salvation Army flash mob where the company’s staff joined the bell-ringer, and well…the video says it better:

  2. Phil Kinen December 18, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

    It is still very mannerly and appropriate to send clients gifts or show up at a party with something in hand. But yet all the people I know already have enough wine, candy, household trinket or what not. For a number of years now, I buy 20-25 toys. I then donate a toy to Toys for Tots in my client or hosts bame. And it still gives me a legit excuse to mill around in the toy section!

  3. Phil Kinen December 18, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    In addition to donating in my host’s bame, I even go the further mile and donate the toys in their name, also.

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