A couple of years ago a neighbor gave us a book called "Christmas Jars" by Jason F. Wright. I immediately read the book and loved it! I had Austin read it and he loved it and the idea behind the book. So we started a Christmas Jar. At the time we were poor residents hardly spending any money at all, but that first year we were able to give away about $60 in change that we had collected. And WOW! I cannot tell you how wonderful of a feeling it is to help someone else like that. Seriously. It is such a good lesson for a family. My kids are SO excited every single time they add money to the Christmas Jar. Every year about a month before Christmas, during Family Home Evening, we challenge the kids to think of someone to give our Jar to, and this year they had a suggestion that night. It had already been on their mind and they had been thinking of who could use it! I was so proud of them. We used their suggestion and they were again SO EXCITED when it came time to deliver the JAR. What a wonderful lesson for children.
HIGHLY recommend this book to every family.
3 years ago