It’s here! It’s time to celebrate and enjoy the Christmas season! For the next 12 days, I will be posting about my favorite Christmas recipes, crafts, traditions, presents, decorations, songs, and movies. (Of course, I will still be keeping y’all updated on the South and country music world.) To kick-off the next 12 days of fun, I thought I’d start with one of my very favorites: The Christmas Jar!
This tradition lets you and your family help those in need, not just during the holidays, but all-year! What you do is, starting on January 1st, place a mason jar in a prominent place in your house. Most of the time, the jar is placed in the kitchen, because everyone goes there. Throughout the year, collect your spare change and throw it into the jar. As Christmas approaches, you and your family can decide on what charity, organization, family, or person will receive your Christmas jar of donations. Then, on Christmas Eve, it’s “Ring and Run” time! You and your family can drop off the donations to the recipient and wish them some holiday cheer!
The Christmas Jar tradition was started with the book Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright. This book tells the story of “a journalist who finds a human interest story that quickly teaches her a lesson about love, forgiveness, and renewing her faith in human kindness.”
For more information about Christmas Jars, visit: http://books.google.com/books/about/Christmas_Jars.html?id=7PaDMgAACAAJ