Friday, November 23, 2007

Remember the less fortunate this holiday season

It would not hurt a bit to buy a toy for a child who comes from less fortunate circumstances. If you have to juggle too many things to donate consider skipping it this year but for those of you who have been blessed financially please donate to a charity that will see to it children who don't have much will have a really good toy for Christmas.
I'm sure it is what Princess Diana would have wanted you to do.
If you don't trust the charities, go to a local church and give nice toys with the understanding that they will be given to the neediest children. If that is still too much, go for yourself and buy nice toys--like the popular video games, laptops or sports equipment and drop them at the door of families deserving of a little help this season.
It certainly couldn't hurt anyone to do this and imagine the look of surprise and joy on the faces of these lucky children this holiday season.

Or go to these sites to donate.

AidPage

Doe.org

The Pertition Site

Food for the Poor

Read about the origin of Christmas


Origin of Christmas
It is considered likely the first Christmas celebrations were in reaction to the Roman Saturnalia, a harvest festival that marked the winter solstice—the return of the sun—and honored Saturn, the god of sowing. Saturnalia was a rowdy time, much opposed by the more austere leaders among the still-minority Christian sect. Christmas developed, one scholar says, as a means of replacing worship of the sun with worship of the Son. By 529 A.D., after Christianity had become the official state religion of the Roman Empire, Emperor Justinian made Christmas a civic holiday. The celebration of Christmas reached its peak—some would say its worst moments—in the medieval period when it became a time for conspicuous consumption and unequaled revelry.” (more)
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