Printable Service Bucket Lists

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How To Get Your Family

In The Giving Spirit


Don’t you just LOVE the holiday season? There are so many fun and festive crafts and recipes to try and parties and events to attend. But with all of the busyness and chaos, it can be easy to forget the real reason for the holiday season. We’re always looking for ways to help get our kids focused on GIVING instead of GETTING throughout the holidays, and we’re all about making more meaningful family memories.  So we decided to create some…

Printable Service Bucket Lists!


Free Printable Service Bucket Lists

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First, we need to give a really big shout-out to our crazy talented designer, Kensie Kate! We just adore her hand-lettered designs and she is a pro at turning any of our creative visions into reality, so we had to commission her to design these for us. (By the way, if you haven’t checked out her shop you NEED to – like right now. It is just brimming with darling adorableness!) 

She even created THREE different versions just for you!  Below you’ll find a…

    • Thanksgiving Service Bucket List
    • Christmas Service Bucket List
    • Generic Service Bucket List (for ANY time of year)


They are FULL of ideas to get your family doing service throughout the holiday season! We even provided BLANK versions in case you want to personalize them and come up with your own ideas as a family. {You could even frame them and write on the glass with a dry erase marker – that way you can use them year after year! What a fun tradition that would be.}

Family RAOK Printables

Want a closer look?  I thought so…


Thanksgiving Service Bucket List


Free Printable Thanksgiving Service Bucket List

Thanksgiving Service Ideas…

  • Volunteer at a soup kitchen.
  • Leave a surprise in the mailbox for your mail carrier.
  • Donate food to your local food bank.
  • Rake your neighbor’s leaves.
  • Make get well cards and take them to the hospital.
  • Make Blessing Bags.
  • Collect and donate old books to the library.
  • Tape change to a parking meter or washing machine at a laundromat.
  • Visit and welcome a new family in the neighborhood.
  • Buy someone’s groceries.
  • Write thank you notes to teachers.
  • Donate a turkey to a family in need.
  • Do a chore for a family member.
  • Deliver meals to the elderly around you who live alone.
  • Put together a care package for a deployed soldier.
  • Bake a pie and give it away.
  • Offer free babysitting to a young family so they can go on a date.
  • Invite a lonely friend, neighbor, or relative to your Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Pay for the person behind you at the drive-thru.
  • Bring balloons to patients at the local children’s hospital.
  • Donate old games and toys to a women’s shelter.
  • Deliver treats to your local fire or police station.
  • Take a friend out to lunch.
  • Pick up trash at a local park.
  • Write thank you notes to the doctors and nurses at the local hospital.


Christmas Service Bucket List


Free Printable Christmas Service Bucket List

Christmas Service Ideas…

  • Send Christmas cards to deployed soldiers. (Visit here to find out what else you could send to them.)
  • Shovel the snow off your neighbor’s driveway and sidewalk.
  • Take goodies to the police or fire station.
  • Deliver flowers to patients at the hospital.
  • Stick candy canes all over your neighbor’s yard.
  • Go caroling at a nursing home.
  • Make special “thank you” Christmas gifts for your teachers.
  • Make a special “thank you” Christmas gift for the bus driver.
  • Deliver cups of hot cocoa to the bell ringers outside of the stores.
  • Put up a Christmas tree for a widow.
  • Pass out Christmas coloring books and crayons at a children’s hospital.
  • Be a “secret Santa” for a family in need.
  • Collect and donate toys and clothes to a group home or shelter.
  • Generously over-tip your server at a restaurant with a note that says “Merry Christmas.”
  • Anonymously leave a gingerbread house kit on a neighbor’s porch.
  • Make Christmas cards for family members who live far away.
  • Invite a lonely friend, neighbor, or relative to your Christmas dinner.
  • Fill a small Christmas stocking with hygiene items for a local homeless shelter.
  • Make a stranger smile.
  • Leave a small Christmas gift in the mailbox for your mail carrier.
  • Call and check on a friend.
  • Tape quarters on the vending machines at the hospital.
  • Volunteer to babysit for a single mom so she can do her Christmas shopping.
  • Deliver extra rolls of wrapping paper and tape to your neighbors.
  • Leave a small, wrapped Christmas present on top of your garbage can for the garbage collector.


Make Your Own Service Bucket List

{for ANY time of year}


Make Your Own Service Bucket List - RAOK

When the holidays are over, use this generic design to create your OWN service bucket list and keep the giving spirit going all year long! Why not spread some sunshine with random acts of kindness?

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Printable Service Bucket Lists

Printables Designed By Kensie @ Kensie Kate Designs Exclusively For The Dating Divas


Besides my amazing husband, I love a good book, sappy love songs, chick flicks, musicals, cute crafts, and all things chocolate. I have four kiddos at home and they definitely keep life at home FUN!

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  1. I am always looking for simple service projects and acts of kindness that we can do as a family. Thanks so much for sharing these lists – we will use them all year long!

  2. I. can’t. even. I love these SOOOOOO much! The perfect way to keep the focus on others during the holiday season!!! XOXO