Christmas Trees and Gifts

Put a Christmas tree up in church. Beside it place a basket filled with stars cut out of yellow and white card and some pens. Punch a hole in each star and thread a loop of ribbon through so it can be hung on the tree.  Choose a local charity such as a night shelter or local prison. Ask people to bring specific gifts to place under the tree, for example a sponge bag filled with a tube of toothpaste, a toothbrush, a flannel and soap.  Stars can be hung on the tree as gifts are placed under it. You might like to ask people to write Christmas messages of goodwill on the stars and then all the stars can be taken with the gifts when they are delivered to the charity at Christmas.


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