He’s making a list and checking it twice

Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice.

Santa Claus is coming to town

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I’m feeling extremely festive, more so than usual. Perhaps that is because I have an excitable toddler who is starting to see the magic of Christmas?

She doesn’t understand the meaning of Christmas and right now she doesn’t have a clue about Father Christmas but that doesn’t make a difference. You can see the sparkle and amazement in her eyes when she see’s the festive lights and decorations, she has been in awe of our Christmas Tree ever since it was put up. Just because she doesn’t understand yet doesn’t mean that it’s any less magical for her.

It goes without saying that we have gone a little overboard on her gifts this year for Father Christmas to deliver. On the most part she has been a good little girl (minus the temper tantrums) so I am 100% positive that she is on the nice list so will receive all of her presents.

Now I know what you are thinking, every child deserves presents and you aren’t wrong! Children are innocent, loving and caring which is why I was so disheartened to hear that just a few days ago children’s presents were stolen, from a children’s hospital nonetheless. Now from my own personal point of view stealing from anyone is a pretty rotten thing to do, but stealing from children that are sick and in care of a hospital, well that’s a whole new level of low. What happened to Christmas spirit?

The gifts that were taken were supposed to be for children too sick to be at home with their families this Christmas, how could anyone take that away from a child? I sincerely hope that whoever has taken those gifts does the decent thing and returns them.

It’s not all sadness though, the kind generosity of people who have stepped up and offered to help and replace the missing gifts has been outstanding, restoring my own faith in humanity. It’s the kindness of others that really shows the true spirit of Christmas, bringing cheer to those who need it most. It’s not just about the gifts though, those children cannot go home this Christmas. Skype got together with the hospital this festive season and used their own technology to spread some of the spirit of Christmas to those children in the hospital. They streamed a very special performance of the popular Peter Pan direct from Llandudno’s Venue Cymru live to the children of the hospital. It’s such a lovely simple gesture that went down a treat with the children. Everyone deserves a magical Merry Christmas no matter where they are.

 

 

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