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For about a week now, in conversation, many people have shared my sentiment that we just can’t get into the Christmas spirit this year. However, in the last two days, I have found the “secret” of the true Christmas spirit.
A couple nights ago, as my companion and I were shopping for our young grandchild, niece and nephew, excitement and joy emerged upon us like a summer rain. Even more giddiness came upon me tonight as I shopped for a young girl who has brought me more joy than anyone has a right to have.
One of my favorite charities, Feed the Children, has a wonderful Christmas tradition in which anyone can participate. Just wrap a shoe box of any size with Christmas wrap; fill it with small toys, candy, toiletry articles and winter accessories; place a $5 bill inside for postage and indicate what age and gender the box is for, and send the unsealed box to: Feed the Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK, 73101.
Voila! ” your Christmas spirit will magically return!
People will be so giddy, they’ll want to do more than one! Best of all, some little one somewhere, who is not expecting anything for Christmas this year, will be eternally grateful that someone somewhere is thinking of them and loving them without expecting anything in return. How precious and priceless is that?
Readers could also pick a name card off an “Angel Tree” and give anonymously that way.
Either way, the spirit of Christmas will definitely be birthed in their hearts. Who knows? Maybe this will start a new Christmas tradition for some families!
Merry Christmas and “God bless us, everyone!”
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Intro:Jasmin Ramirez Ramos is a Roaring Fork School District board member and a co-founder of Voces Unidas, a Latino Advocacy group representing Pitkin, Eagle and Garfield counties.