This Reader’s Daughter is Selling Christmas Ornaments to Buy Gifts for Those In Need

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Holiday character themed homemade ornaments

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year!😍

There are so many things I love about the Christmas season, especially the generosity and kindness that it brings out in people, but what has really impressed me this year is how giving the KIDS have been!

With everything going on in the world right now, it can be hard to see the good but I can tell ya one thing, we are raising our children right and this week’s Happy Friday story is proof of that. ❤️

homemade Christmas ornaments sale sign

My 7-year-old daughter recently overheard me talking to her best friend’s momma about how she wasn’t sure if the kids would have a Christmas at all. After I got off the phone, my daughter asked to use it. She was messaging a friend asking if she could sell some things at his shop so she could get money to buy them gifts. After I got done bawling like a baby because of how freaking great my kid is, I helped her figure out what we wanted to sell. We decided on ornaments. They were 50¢ for two at dollar general. I had the rest of the crafty stuff we would need at home. We started making them and they turned out perfect!

I wanted to share in case someone else may be looking for a super cute and cheap, cheap, cheap way to decorate their tree or if you have a world-changing heart like my girl who wanted to make some extra money to save a kid’s Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Thank you, Sweetklouise, for sharing your story with us! I continue to be surprised at how wonderful and caring our youth are, they are truly the bright spot in all this darkness. And I must say your daughter has some serious art skills! That grinch is perfection!🙌

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Jessica holds a Business Degree and 10 years of writing experience from various deal sites including Hip2Save. Connect with Jessica on LinkedIn

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Comments 29

  1. Tonya S

    Love these tender hearts ❤️

  2. CarrieN

    Great act of kindness❤️

  3. Suzanne H

    How sweet; I wish I could buy some of her ornaments!

    • Sweetklouise

      I realized I gave both emails lol. Either works. thank you!!

  4. LChapman

    Absolutely precious! Thank you for sharing! ❤️

  5. Gamecockgirl

    This is so great!! Wish I could support your daughters’ efforts too!! Such a sweetheart!!

  6. Cstal

    Oh my goodness – what a sweet child!! Her parents are most definitely doing something right! 🙂

    • Sweetklouise

      I’m a single momma so it’s just me but thank you for saying I’m doing right. Sure helps LOL. Some days, I think I’m gonna lose my mind but then, I remember all the good my girl does and I think, yup- I’m killing it LOL

  7. Mollie

    Is there any way that I could by some of these ornaments? My email is:

    • Sweetklouise

      I emailed you. Thank you for wanting to help!

  8. Bianca

    Love this! Awesome job kiddo!

  9. jmeador1519

    Is there a way we can donate to this cause? I would love to help kids have a Christmas. My email is

    • Sweetklouise

      I am bawling for all those who want to help! I emailed you. thank you so much!

  10. Lori

    These ornaments are so cute! She has a very giving heart.

  11. Jody Paul

    How sweet, I remember when my spouse was a private in the Army for Christmas we got our kids gifts from a second hand store. They wee just as happy to play with the boxes lol

  12. LG

    What a great feel-good Friday story! Great job Mama & little one. 🥰🎄

  13. K

    The animal rescue site by greater good is a good place to find all kinds of nice gifts and every purchase feeds a minimum of 35 shelter animals. If you’re ever looking for somewhere to get a nice gift and donate to a good cause. They even have a pet subscription box similar to barkbox for $27 and you can even get it for cats!

    • catmom

      Could you please give me the website for the animal rescue? We cannot forget all the pets affected by Covid too🐆

  14. Vasu reddy

    My 8 year old daughter is painting ornaments and selling them in the neighborhood to donate to a charity.

  15. Nicole

    My 11 year old and her best friend are doing the same. They make earrings and other little items. They started a page on Instagram. They have saved $50 to buy for local kids. Pretty good when you’re selling to your friends at $3-$5 each

    • Sweetklouise

      I love that! Can you send me their instagram page so I can buy some earrings? Would love to help!

    • Adie

      Please do post the Instagram handle so we can help too.

      All these girls are so inspiring. With their hearts, brilliance, selflessness and action, our communities are going to have a bright future!! Bravo moms for promoting this and passing it forward.

  16. Adie

    Please do post the Instagram handle so we can help too.

    All these girls are so inspiring. With their hearts, brilliance, selflessness and action, our communities are going to have a bright future!! Bravo moms for promoting this and passing it forward.

  17. Sweetklouise

    I just wanted to take a second and say thank you from the bottom of my heart for those of you who donated to help with this. I could have never thought in my wildest dreams anyone would want to help my girl bring joy to others. I’m just so amazed how good we all can be together. You are helping us change the world our kids are growing up. You’ll never know how much that means to me. Because of your help- we went today and paid two layways off aynomonously. The woman working layaway told me one of the layways was for a mom of 5 who’s husband died because of the covoid and she wasnt going to be able to get the layway out. BUT YOU helped my baby and it became possible! Just wanted to say thank you again!

    • Mom2boys

      So sweet of you!! Like mama like daughter!! You gals rock!! I hope you have a very blessed and Merry Christmas!! You both certainly deserve the best!

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