For me, one of the best ways to bring warmth to the heart is to help others. Recently, we created holiday wreaths to give warmth to families at the local homeless shelter. This isn’t just for the holidays. Winter is here and there’s always need for warm clothing. You can use any type of wreath— evergreen, grapevine, wire frame, or even a clothes hanger bent into a circle. Decorate it with gloves, socks, scarves, and stuffed animals. Then deliver these to your rescue mission or homeless shelter.
We also had some small teddy bears to add. I was able to find these at the Dollar Tree store. For about thirteen dollars per wreath, we created a fun time for the boys and Melanie. It was a good opportunity to talk about giving to others, what it meant to be homeless, how we want to help other people, and put the words into action.
Later in the week Zach, Molly, and their mother, Koren, came by for a visit. They made a wreath with their favorite school colors.