Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Spirit.

Every year at my church, there are several Christmas trees decorated with paper stars. Each star has a name of a person who is less than privileged. The stars are moms, dads, children, etc. You don't know who they are or what their names are. Some stars indicate what that person wishes to have and some stars have the person's age.

I love choosing by age. I always choose a little child because I can't imagine any child going through Christmas without a gift. I know that gifts aren't the reason of the season but for any child to wake up Christmas morning without a gift to open, hurts my heart.

I chose a new star this year. It is for a five year old girl. This is the first time that my star did not tell me what the need or want is.

This told me a little story about the star I chose. This star would be happy with anything given to her. This star is just hoping for any gift to open on Christmas day. I hope that when she opens her presents on Christmas day this is the smile that brightens her face:


It makes me happy to be able to spread Christmas cheer to someone as precious as a little child. I wish I could do it for all those not fortunate enough, but for now, one person at a time will have to do.

{adorable picture found here}

13 comments:

Melissa said...

That's a beautiful and sweet thing to do. That little one will be very happy due to your generosity!

Whitney said...

Fantastic! I love donating toys to organizations for the very same reason. It just makes me feel so warm inside!

20 York Street said...

Aww, that is so sweet! I love Christmas, it's my favourite time of the year and my birthday!

=)


besos,

ML

Would love for you to say Bonjour at:

20 YORK STREET

Brown Girl said...

That's so sweet. Our company is giving back this year and it makes me so happy!

Monique said...

That's such a sweet idea. Have you decided what you'll get the five year old?

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

I love Angel trees! We always participated growing up! So glad you get to bless someone this way!

Jenni said...

That is so darn sweet!!! Good for you, Faith. I'd love to get in on something like that!!

jacin said...

wow i love this post so much

The Wife In Her New Life said...

what an amazing thing to do! Good for you girl =) You will definitely make her Christmas one to remember =)

Kathy said...

Our church does the same thing...though they haven't put it up yet! :(
That's so sweet that you picked a little girl! I know you'll get her something that will just make her Christmas so special!

Sweet Peas and Seashells by Michelle said...

So sweet Faith! Our church also does this every year and it's such an amazing way to give back! I'm sure the little one will be all smiles :)

Nikki said...

I love this!! Amazing. I am going to a battered women and children shelted this year with family to do some gift giveaways.

Lil' Woman said...

That is amazing for your church to do...I always like to give toys to the kids...like you I couldn't imagine a child not having something to open on Christmas.