Create a project with your family aimed at helping others less fortunate and teach your children the true meaning of Christmas
This will teach your children the joy of giving and help them to be more empathetic toward others.
I was really inspired by a young 12 year old boy who makes teddy bears for kids in hospital. He had an idea, he taught himself to sew on his mothers sewing machine and set about to make a teddy a day.
Here is his story, be inspired.
We may not all be able to do what Campbell does but we can all do something to make someone else’s Christmas happy.
Here are some ideas that you could do with your family.
- Weed and tidy an older persons garden
- Clean their windows.
- Make some cookies and visit an older person in your neighborhood.
- Offer to take a lonely person on an outing, a family picnic or a movie.
- Pick some bunches of flowers and take to the elderly peoples home or the hospital.
- Make and send Christmas cards to someone who is doing it tough and include a little gift.
- Get involved with organisations such as Samaritans Purse who have a yearly project to send shoe boxes full of goodies for under priveledged children.
- Go through the cupboard of toys no longer played with. Give the good ones you no longer want to somebody else or take to the local op shop.
Samaritans Purse- Christmas Shoe Boxes.
Many schools, churches and communities have been getting involved in this wonderful project each year. They decide whether to provide a box for a boy or a girl and then choose gifts to fill the box which fit into each of the following categories.
Something to wear ………………. some socks, a hat, a t shirt
Something to play with ……….. a ball, a small car, a doll
Something for school ………..pencils, rubber, pencil sharpener, notebook
Something to love……………. a soft toy
Something special………. a piece of jewellery, some sweets, a story book
Something for personal hygiene ……………. toothbrush, soap, tooth paste, comb
Here is a link to Operation Christmas Child if you decide it is how your family would like to help bring joy to make someone else’s Christmas happy.
We used to sing a song at Church where the words said, “it only takes a spark to set a fire going, and soon all those around can warm up to its glowing. Let us each be sparks to set a fire going and bring love and joy to those around us.
There is always something we can do to help someone else, it may not be sewing teddies or filling shoe boxes, it might just be a simple visit or a phone call.. Call a family meeting and decide what your family will do this year and at the same time you will be teaching your children the true meaning of Christmas.
May God Bless you everyone.