Christmas 2012...The Beautiful!

It's been a bittersweet holiday!  We had Good and Bad and now comes the beautiful.

If there is one thing I want to teach my daughter it is to give back.  We are very blessed and my family is fortunate for everything we have.  By no means are we rich but we are able to provide for our family and still have the "extras."  So this year during my Pinterest Challenge we created a "Giving Jar" and Addison has been putting money in it.

Each year, Addison's school does an Angel Tree and all the families are asked to pick items off the tree to donate back to kids who won't have presents under their trees for Christmas.  This year, I let Addison pick 4 items off the tree, then we headed to Walmart and she got to go shopping with the money from her giving jar.  Here were her picks:

Addison was also really proud and delivered her presents to the schools tree the next day.

And on a side note...there are still good people in this world. We were checking out at Walmart in one of the self check out lanes and Addison insisted on using her money from the giving jar (which was pretty much all change) the lady behind us came up to me and started to hand me a $5 bill.  I explained to her that my 3 year old saved all this change by herself and was buying presents for kids that didn't have any and wanted to use the money (change) she saved.  Her and literally everyone around us turned and told Addison how sweet she was and what a kind gesture it was.  It was a very proud Mommy moment for me.  


And how can I forget the Beautiful snow we had on Christmas in Dallas!  It was a white Christmas!  

Cold Snow!

Mommy's Snow Angel

Addi's Snow Angel

 Making a little Snowman!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

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  1. What a great idea, I like the giving jar! I'm going to have to start that next year. the snow was AWESOME!

  2. You and your awesome pinterest finds. I love the idea of the giving jar. I hope you have a great 2013!