On the First Day of Blogmas…


After many years of adopting kiddos for Christmas, I decided to adopt a senior citizen. I felt as though senior citizens need some love too! Nursing homes can be very lonely places, especially during the Christmas Season.

My senior only had a few tangible items on her Christmas list… a warm robe, a black jacket, and a food store gift card. To create a memorable Christmas for her, I wanted to give her a Walmart gift card that she can use for the entire year of 2017. And with the help of social media friends, we did just that. With one single post, I raised over $400 for my “Silver Bell.” This was an overwhelming and humbling experience. 

Please pray that this year, she has the most wonderful Christmas.



All the Holiday giving goodness,




19 thoughts on “On the First Day of Blogmas…

  1. I love this! My dad was a preacher and we spent Sunday afternoons going to our local nursing home where he would play the guitar and sing before bringing a short sermon. I learned from a young age to love and respect our elderly community. I know your heart is full and you will be continually blessed from this precious act of service. Merry Christmas Whimsical!

  2. That is the sweetest thing! Every year I do toys for tots, but I never thought to do a senior citizen, that just opened up and whole new world to me! How awesome of you to think out of the box and do that! Your senior is VERY lucky to have you!

    xo, JJ

    1. You are so sweet!! It was a fun experience. I hope that I initiated a new tradition. I always enjoy gathering items for Operation Christmas Child and I hope I can do the same with my children. Blessings, JJ!! xx

  3. I absolutely love this! What an amazing idea. That’s something I’ll definitely be adding to my Christmas tradition this year, and every year after. Thanks for sharing, and happy holidays to you and your fam. Cheers xx

  4. Aw this is so sweet!!! What a super great idea. I didn’t know this was a thing? Maybe it’s not a “thing” but i guess this never crossed my mind. They love Christmas too! And deserve to know someone out there cares. I donate every year to homeless kids in my area and we always give out gifts on xmas eve by driving around poorer areas and handing them out. Maybe we could do something like that in nursing homes or senior citizen communities! Thanks for opening me to a different way to give back! 🙂

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