Cleaning and scrubbing will wait ’till tomorrow, but children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs! Dust go to sleep! I’m rocking my baby. Babies don’t keep. – Ruth Hamilton

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Giving Tree

About five years ago Mark and I headed out on Black Friday to get our first fake tree.  It was the one and only time we have gone out on this day.  Through the years the tree has been up in various places around the house.  After so many years (and it being a cheap tree) it isn't looking too great, so we have gone to getting real trees (that we will be cutting down next weekend). 

It would be a waste to not use this lovely fake tree (that is sarcasm-it's like a Charlie Brown tree)! This year we have so much to be thankful for and want to teach our kids the act of giving.  While Mack was in the hospital there was so much given to him and we want to make sure other kids there during the holidays have special gifts.  So, we are going to collect presents under this giving tree-it is placed outside their rooms- and take them to the pediatric floor. 

We hope this will start to teach them the difference between needs and wants and show them how to be compassionate to others.  Don't get me wrong I (and Mark) want to spoil our children during the holidays, but we feel there is much more to teach them then just what they WANT. 

Let me present to you the most amazing GIVING TREE!!!!!!
 It will also be a place to display our family ornaments!

It's the most wonderful time to be giving!

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea!!! Your family is beautiful ... And the kids keep getting bigger and bigger. Happy holidays!