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12 Volunteer Affirmation Ideas and Gifts for Christmas

These 12 volunteer affirmation ideas are sure to help your volunteers feel appreciated this Christmas!

Christmas is right around the corner. And with the Christmas season comes the giving season! You and your volunteers give much to children at your church as you help them grow in relationship with Jesus and each other. So be sure to thank your volunteers for giving—perhaps with a thoughtful little gift!

Here are some volunteer affirmation ideas and gifts for your ministry helpers this Christmas. Plus you can use these free gift tags to add some festivity to your gifts!

12 Volunteer Affirmation Ideas for Christmas

  1. Hot Cocoa Packets: Tape a card with the message, “You warm up our kids’ ministry!”
  2. Tea Bags: A bundle of tasty teas just needs a seasonal ribbon and a gift tag stating, “You’re tea-riffic!”
  3. Hand Lotion or Warm Gloves: Either gift goes well with a note affirming, “Thanks for lending a helping hand in children’s ministry.”
  4. Hand Soap: What better gift to give someone who works with kids! Attach a candy cane and a note that says, “We wish you soap and joy!”
  5. Small Scented Candle: Tape the candle to a card or gift tag with the encouragement, “You brighten up our classrooms every week!” or “Thank you for shining Jesus’ light!”
  6. Christmas Cookies: Wrap several in festive décor and add a card saying, “We’re a batch made in heaven! Thanks for being part of our team.”
  7. Peppermint Bark or Mint Candies: Include a notecard that states, “To the coolest volunteer around! You’re mint to be on our team.”
  8. Tree Ornaments: You can use standard ornaments or even personalize them with the volunteer’s name and a meaningful scripture with a note saying, “Thanks for hanging with us!”
  9. Poinsettia Plants: Attach some ribbon and a card stating, “Thanks for helping kids grow closer to Jesus!”
  10. Star Tree Topper: Include a note and gift tag affirming, “You are a gift! Thank you for pointing kids to Jesus.”
  11. Fuzzy Socks: A pair of socks is perfect for the winter season. Just add a note that says, “You knock our socks off!”
  12. Seasonal Cookie Cutters: Tie a few together with some ribbon and attach a card with the praise, “Thank you for molding kids’ lives.”

Bonus Idea

Gift your volunteers with this encouraging resource, What You Do Matters, to keep them uplifted throughout the holiday season and beyond.


Looking for more appreciation ideas? Check out these posts!

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