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Dear Valued Supporters and Friends,I hope this message finds you well and in high spirits. As the holiday season approaches, I'd like to take a moment to share a heartwarming story that reminds us of the true spirit of Christmas.
"I remember so vividly when my kids were little, and Christmas was just around the corner. The day before, they were bursting with excitement, which had been building up throughout the Advent season. And then, at 4 AM on Christmas morning, I was awoken by a deafening commotion. Was it a break-in? An earthquake, perhaps? No, it was just our children racing up the stairs. A herd of active, or let’s say overactive animals wasn't exactly what us tired parents had wished for as a Christmas gift.
I remember getting weary as I was tired, but that moment helped me understand how much Christmas meant to them. They were simply too excited to go back to sleep."
This story reflects the magic of Christmas, the anticipation, and the pure joy it brings to children. As adults, it's easy to forget the enchanting Christmas feelings that bubbled within us when we were kids. Today's children all around the world are experiencing those same emotions right now. The same longing, the same anticipation, the same hopes. But many of our sponsored children also carry a sense of deep anxiety:"What if Santa can't find them? Will he come at all, what if there's winter but no Christmas?"
Now, you have the chance to play the role of Santa and give these children an unforgettable Christmas. A Christmas gift from you provides them with so much more than just its contents: the anticipation as they wait, the excitement when your gift arrives, and the joy when they see what they've received. The family togetherness in that moment. The feeling of being seen and a delightful Christmas memory to cherish.
There's no reason to hesitate, right? Of course, we should give these children a truly wonderful Christmas to remember! Disclaimer: Some of the gifts you can give are perhaps untraditional. Lets just say, who gives a child food as a present, really? Well, we do when they have none, and we encourage you do it too! With this in mind,
I'm excited to announce that Star of Hope's Web Shop and Christmas Catalog are coming soon! In our web shop, you'll find a variety of meaningful gifts that you can purchase to bring joy to children in need. These gifts go beyond the material and make a difference in their lives. Whether you've been a generous donor in the past or are considering supporting our cause for the first time, we encourage you to be on the lookout for our web shop and Christmas catalog, as they will be your gateway to creating unforgettable Christmas memories for children worldwide.
Thank you for your continued support and the difference you make in the lives of so many. Together, we can spread love, joy, and the true spirit of Christmas to those who need it most.
Thank you and rich blessings,
Mark Presson - CEO Star of Hope