One Family's Unique Tradition Promotes Good Deeds Around The Holidays
Chris Cammack grew up with lots of love and Christmas spirit. His Grandma Lois always instilled in him that the true meaning of Christmas is about giving and giving of yourself to others.
Their family tradition of over 50 years, the 'Good Deed Manger' promotes good deeds around the holidays. They would start with a manger and each good deed would result in a piece of 'hay' for the baby Jesus to lay on. The goal was to do enough good deeds to have a full, comfortable manger for Jesus by the time Christmas came.
"It is called the Good Deed Manger. Children try to fill it with as much hay as possible until it becomes a comfortable bed for baby Jesus. They earn the hay by doing good deeds," Cammack said.
Chris has carried on the tradition and even made a book/game out of it. He wants to share his tradition with others to help spread giving around the holidays!
"Let's teach children to think about the good things they can do, and not the things they can get," Cammack said.