Christmas Tree Shopping – Give the Gift of Childhood

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It is a tradition for us to have a real Christmas tree each year. Usually we end up with a 10 foot to 11 foot tree and center it on the vaulted ceiling in our living room. It’s huge and a lot of work but super fun.

This year we decided to cut down our own tree at a local tree farm called Luers Tree Farm. It was a great day; not too cold and we did find the perfect tree. We have found that sometimes it’s the simplest things that makes our kids happy, and just being with us and doing something as a family is one of their most favorite things to do. They love being involved and included and cutting down our own tree was a perfect way to involve them in such an important milestone – selecting the family Christmas Tree.

Christmas Tree Farm

One of the things I kept thinking about that day was the memories we were creating with our kids. We spent about an hour or so walking the farm to find our perfect tree. My husband invented the “Christmas Tree Monster” and the kids were searching for clues that he existed. We even found an animal bone and my daughter was sure that the “Christmas Tree Monster” had done it. It sounds a bit creepy but it wasn’t, it was just a fun way to pick out our tree, trying to spot the “monster.”

Days later they still talked about it and I know for sure that we created lasting memories. Christmas Tree Farm

My kids even got to help Dad cut down the tree by helping him with the saw!

I can’t even imagine how different things would be if my kids were sick and couldn’t do these simple activities that we often take for granted.

There are a staggering 3.1 MILLION children in the world who can’t participate in normal family activities. 3.1 MILLION!

These kids can’t enjoy simple family activities, they can’t enjoy playing outside, they can’t enjoy childhood.

Because of malnutrition.

So many people in the world don’t get enough healthy food in their diets, but there are 3.1 million children are so lacking in proper nutrition that they lose the ability to actually experience the joy and fun that childhood brings.

And all it takes is vitamin and mineral supplements to change their lives.

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The Give Childhood Campaign

Vitamin Angels is a nonprofit organization that provides life changing vitamins and minerals to kids and mothers in need to over 50 countries across the globe.

Through December 31st, their Give Childhood Campaign is raising funds to help give back to at-risk children.

It only takes .25 cents to give Childhood back to children in need with the vitamins and minerals they need for proper health for AN ENTIRE YEAR!

It’s easy to help by visiting Vitamin Angels Give Childhood to make a donation that will help deliver essential vitamins and minerals to at risk children in need.

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Your support today will give the gift of childhood to those in need worldwide so please donate now.

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Comments

  1. says

    I love causes that help women and children. I often thank God that our babies are healthy and I know it could be different. I am definitely going to head over do my part to help these families get vitamins.

  2. says

    Wow, what a great charity! My daughter is sick now and it’s so hard to watch her in misery, I can’t imagine having a malnourished child without the means to provide for them. That must be tremendously difficult.

  3. says

    I haven’t had any luck convincing my husband to cut down our Christmas tree, yet. Give me more time. I love Vitamin Angels and it’s amazing how little you need to give to help one child for the whole year.

  4. says

    My family chose a live tree for the first time this year. It was so much fun and definitely a memory maker. It breaks my heart to think of all those children that don’t even get enough to eat. My family visited Honduras on a mission trip this past July and it was heartbreaking to realize there are entire villages (children & adults) that go hungry on a regular basis.

  5. says

    We really wanted to go to a tree farm like that and cut down our own tree but life got in the way as usual and we ended up getting one from a tree lot.

  6. says

    Wow! What an amazing cause! It is so scary what we take for granted and what others desperately need. Thanks for sharing this!

  7. says

    What a great charity! I know I take for granted that my son gets the vitamins he needs in the diet he eats, but many kids have poor diets and really need vitamins.

  8. says

    Wonderful cause! Glad ya’ll were able to bond through Christmas tree hunting. I always loved going to the Christmas tree farm as a kid and plan to do it with my children next year.

  9. says

    I think this time of year it’s easy to get wrapped up in our own traditions and forget the millions of other people in this world that could really use our help. Thanks for the poignant reminder.

  10. says

    What an amazing cause. I can only imagine how hard it must be to watch your children suffer with malnutrition. My son was sick over the holidays &that was hard to endure, but I at least know he’ll be better soon.

  11. says

    I’ll definitely check them out – agreed that I always wonder if the money is going where it says it is, but I am glad to hear that it does. It sounds like a wonderful organization.

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