Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Giving.

With the Christmas season in full swing, I want to make sure Kaidence knows the true meaning of Christmas.
Yes, we do Santa. He's not a major part, but she does get Santa gifts and visit Santa.
The one thing I wanted to start teaching her was selfless giving.


It's so easy to get in the routine of giving "just because" and I never want Kaidence to be like that.
I want her to enjoy sharing with others and showing love through giving.
Whether it's giving her time, talent, or a gift.


This year, my friend Becca had the idea of passing out goodies to a local nursing home.
We took both kids and they did wonderful!
It was such a delight to see how thankful the patients were. They were trully thankful that two kids brought them a gift.

I never want Kaidence to stop giving.
As part of our Christmas traditions, we're going to give to other's (outside of family) every year.



3 comments:

SEL said...

I absolutely adore the idea of going to a nursing home!! I wonder if it's too late to take M. Love love love it!

Paige said...

Such a sweet idea! The kids look adorable!

Brandy said...

Awesome idea. I totally agree. We will celebrate traditions with Santa, but I do not want him to be the center of attention. I've been really thinking and praying about the traditions I want to start with Jeremiah. I know one thing for sure, we will be baking a birthday cake for Jesus each year. Also finding ways to give back to others. I love the nursing home idea. The elderly are sometimes so looked over during the holidays. I actually saw at Wal-greens they have an angel tree with patients from a nursing home you could adopt. I nearly broke down crying in Wal-greens reading that some of them just requested a new belt or a magazine. So I like your idea a lot. And you know most elderly people love for children to visit. So you guys did an awesome thing.