This week I want to focus on my favorite part of the holiday season...giving. When you consider how much Christ has given to us, the least we can do is give a little to others. Each day, I will be highlighting a way that our family gives back during the Christmas Season. And my main intent is to inspire you to do the same.
Every year, our church has a little tree with a bunch of little tags on it. The tags have the sex and age of a child or adult and sometimes some gift suggestions.
The gift suggestions really tug on my heartstrings. A 14 year old boy that's wish for Christmas is a coat. A 17 year old girl who just needs a new bra. Or a 7 year old boy that needs underwear and socks.
We get our kids piles of toys. Spend 100s of dollars. And these poor kids need underwear, socks, and coats. I think I can help with that. Can't you?
We try to pick a child close in age to our kids so that they can help out and understand giving back. I love that they are learning to give to others who have less than we do. Both of my kids, even at 2 and 4, understand this. And I just love to hear Grayson say, "Is this for the kids who don't have any?" It's so sweet.
If you don't have a church or a group that does this, I challenge you to walk into Walmart or the Grocery store, or the Mall and keep your eyes open. There are ALWAYS trees (sometimes called Angel Trees) like this for local families. Grab a tag. Or 3 tags. Or more. Make someone's Christmas special.
And leave a comment letting us know if you do this! You never know how you might get a little back ;)