The most cherished tree ornamentPublished 10:38am Friday, November 9, 2012
Imagine all of the sweet little ornaments tucked away in boxes that were handmade by friends or children or even grandchildren.
Ornaments of reindeer made from a little child’s handprints or maybe the five or six ornaments that you have collected from a certain line over the years.
What if those ornaments with all the special memories that go along with them were not a part of your Christmas celebration anymore?
The sad truth is there are families in the Black Belt without Christmas decorations, Christmas cards and most importantly Christmas gifts — the entire purpose of the holiday. It is a holiday of gift giving just as the human race was given a special gift 2012 years ago in Bethlehem.
There are 215 ornaments hanging on a tree in Selma, however, that need to be picked up and taken home. These ornaments of paper angels need to be added to the other special ornaments because they have names of little children that will not have Christmas presents this year due to financial hardships.
The Salvation Army teamed up with Fusion 100.1 Selma on Wednesday for a radiothon in attempts to get each angel from the Angel Tree adopted for Christmas present buying.
As a result more than 300 were adopted, yet 215 still hang on the tree waiting for someone to care.
Call the Salvation Army today and pick up a little angel with the name of a local child.
Surely a few more presents will not hurt our wallets too much, but it give those families in need some context as to what Christmas is all about. Call 872-1646 to adopt an angel today.