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Main : Religions & Spirituality : Christianity : Christmas

Wish Tree, The
  by: Tracie Simpson, Heartwarmers4u

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At Christmas time my children, like so many others, have a wish list a mile long. I decided that I wanted them to know that not all children have a wonderful Christmas. We took them to one of the "wish trees" at a local mall and had them each pick out a child that was the same age as they are. Then we all went to the toy store and picked something that they would like for Christmas and in turn gave it to the child they picked. The kids loved doing this and it soon became a family tradition.

One year money was a very tight and I just didn't know how we were going to buy presents for 3 "extra" children that year. I asked God to help me find some "extra" money somewhere. The very next day a lady knocked on my door and introduced herself as a representative from a major cookie company. They were trying out a new cookie and wanted us to be test subjects. For doing this for them, they would pay quite a little sum. Just about enough for 3 extra gifts! Once again our tradition continued and still continues to this day!

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