Stories of Kindness from Around the World

A New Christmas Tradition For My Kids


--by nflowers1228, posted Dec 23, 2007
This year rather than provide a contribution for the local holiday toy charity, I decided to give my kids (10 and 12 years old) some money and go to the local store to buy the toys to donate.

At the store there was a Christmas tree with tags that included the ages of kids in need and the types of toys they wanted. We quickly grabbed 4 of the tags and went out through the store to find the items listed.

My kids and I had a great time finding the toys and knowing that it was a special gift for kids who were less fortunate than ourselves. It was also a great way to teach the kids to do random acts of kindness at a young age.

I think we have started a new family tradition that will continue throughout the years.
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Readers Comments

Nakamura216 wrote: this is so great. do they do that kind of thing at any general store like walmart or taget? my daughter is three and i'm thinking next year might be the perfect time for that. ~Thank you
wayfarer wrote: Nflower, you will never teach your children anything more important than the habit of caring for others! Well done and Merry Christmas to you!
lmil1954 wrote: Well bless your heart nflower, as you have been a blessing to your children, and they to others...the gift that keeps going and going and going!
myfbil wrote: You have taught your children a lifelong lesson. Bless you and your family and may you all have a Merry Christmas!
makesomeonesmile wrote: That is great, thanks for sharing! Thanks for teaching your children wonderful lessons that will help them change our world!
brighteyes wrote: Your story is very uplifting....great that you are instilling the value of sharing, caring and kindness at such a young age....my parents did this too and we all are the better for it1
JuneBug wrote: This is sooo cool! You are teaching your children well! :}

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