I’ve made a point to make sure this year to declutter our play area before Christmas gets here. I told the kids that Santa wouldn’t come unless they each gave ten of their personal items to children in need. They went through their toys and clothes, we packed up their items, and donated them to charity. Then when they weren’t paying attention, I went through everything again and donated about 30 more items. We also took both of them to put money from Jacquelyn’s piggy bank in the Salvation Army bucket. We participated in the angel tree and canned food drive at Jacq’s school, and I have a toy to take to Toys for Tots. It is really important to me that they don’t take material items for granted. When they are older, they will be required to volunteer in some capacity, and I hope we can do so as a family.