Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Keeping The Spirit Of Christmas Alive

 I interrupt my regular posts today.

We have a few senior residences in our city that are quite often forgotten over the holidays. There are always gifts for those in the nursing homes or long term care at the hospital and at the private nursing home and yet many are still forgotten. 

Now during this time of upheaval, and restricted visitations I decided that it was time to remember them all and am playing Secret Santa to the two places that are closest to me.

This morning when I went for my walk I made my first delivery. A bag full of homemade scarves for the one place. I never thought that it would be plastered all over Facebook, or really make that much of a difference.

I spent much of today while mending, and knitting (mostly because I couldn't concentrate on baking, guess multitasking went out the window) trying to figure out what to do for the second residence in my neighbourhood. 

After supper it came to me. This place likes to do puzzles!!! So on Thursday I will pick up some puzzles, a game (perhaps dominos) and drop them off with a card (sneaking in of course). 

I know that they will be unable to gather for awhile, but these will be something for them to all look forward to when gathering restrictions end.

I am really having fun doing this, and knowing I am making even the slightest difference during this time is the icing on the cake. Sharing hope and love, the first two candles on the Advent wreath is making this season so much more important to me.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.



  1. Awwww Jackie.... you're the resident Christmas Angel!!!! On behalf of humanity, thank you for being such a good person! ~Andrea xoxo

  2. How thoughtful of you and I'm sure it will be appreciated.

  3. What a wonderful idea Jackie! Did they know it was you when they posted on FB? Or have you still got them guessing?

    Take care, stay well!

  4. You are an absolute angel, Jackie, what a wonderful thing to do. God bless you for your kindness x

  5. Such a lovely thing to do, Jackie. I'm sure people will be thrilled to have an unexpected gift.

  6. That is so nice and it will be appreciated.

  7. That is such a wonderful thing to do, spreading a little happiness is what the season should be about.