Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Wow, Christmas is only a few days away!  We are all so busy finishing up at work, getting the last of the gifts, wrapping the presents, and preparing for the celebrations with friends and family.  My heart has been touched this holiday season and reminded that it is soooooo much better to give than receive.  What made me really think about that idea this year???  If you haven't already heard, there is a group of "Layaway Angels" spreading Christmas cheer across the nation.  Who are these angels and exactly what are they doing? 

If you look closely at the picture, you will see that anonymous individuals are visiting Kmarts and Walmarts around the county and paying off customers layaway accounts.  Many of the people who put their Christmas gifts on layaway are unable to pay the account in time for Christmas.  These "angels" have made it possible for those individuals to celebrate a very Merry Christmas. 

What's even cooler is that these "Layaway Angels" have touch the lives of several families right here in South Texas.  Last Friday at the Walmart in Boerne, several "layaway angels" walked into the store and asked how they could help.  They ended up paying off over $1600 on layaway accounts...even better, all of the items paid were toys.  It warms my heart to know that there are many families in the Boerne area now whose kids will enjoy possibly the best Christmas yet! 

So, as we go into Christmas this weekend, take a minute to be thankful for what you have.  If you know someone in need and you are in a position to help~think about doing it, it may just bring you the most joy!

If you are interested in hearing more about the Layaway Angels in Boerne, here is the link to the broadcast from KSAT 12 news.

If you have any good stories of how you have spread Christmas blessings or if you have been blessed...we would love to hear it!

Merry Christmas to all!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

WE believe in Christmas!

One of our favorite parts of Christmas is jumping in the car one evening and driving around to look at Christmas lights.  It seems like every year people put up less outdoor decorations...but there is a family in Cibolo that shows the TRUE Christmas spirit!  They go all out with decorations, Santa, Santa's mailbox, and more.  They even have their own website and a facebook page. 

I mean WOW!!!!!  Isn't that awesome! 

There website is actually
You can also go to their facebook page!/WeBelieveInChristmas
204 Nandina Ct  in Cibolo, TX 78108

They have fun for all.  This year Santa is scheduled to make a few visits starting this Saturday Dec. 10th from 6:30-8:30.  He will also be there on the 17th, 24th, and 25th at the same times. 

Did your kiddo write a letter to Santa this year?  Well they can send it off here!

Be sure to include a return address on your letter and Santa will send a letter to them!  How COOL is that?

The best part of this is everything is got it can take your own pictures with Santa at no charge, actually they owners will even upload the pictures they take to Walgreens and you can order for there. 

While enjoying the lights, Santa, and the spirit of Christmas...this family does not forget those who are less fortunate.  They always have a box for donations of new unwrapped toys, new children’s clothes, gift cards and monetary donations on behalf of The Forgotten Child charity which assists children in foster care through CPS locally.
So, if you have a lot to be thankful for and you can spare a little drop by with a gift for a child in need!