The White Envelope

The White Envelope Project

Itís just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past ten years or so.

It all began because my husband Mike hated Christmas — oh, not the true meaning of Christmas, but the commercial aspects of it — overspending… the frantic running around at the last minute to get a tie for Uncle Harry and the dusting powder for Grandma — the gifts given in desperation because you couldnít think of anything else.

Knowing he felt this way, I decided one year to bypass the usual shirts, sweaters, ties and so forth. I reached for something special just for Mike. The inspiration came in an unusual way.

Read the rest of The White Envelope.

Are you celebrating Christmas the “traditional way”? Or will you, along with the White Envelope Project, “give something different”?

Kids CAN Help

The project had a simple beginning:

Caleb had the idea first at his birthday party. He asked friends coming to his party to bring money for Medical Teams International instead of birthday gifts. This led to more ideas for fundraising, including: “Dad, can us kids go out and collect pop cans in the neighborhood to raise money for Medical Teams International?”

Read how Kids CAN Help has raised $345 for Medical Teams International in four months. Jamison even gets a mention.

Thanks for the forward, Art.