During the holiday season, Mercy Home’s festive spirit shines bright. Above all, we want our boys and girls to embrace the Christmas spirit so they can share their joy with their friends and family. Everyone has their favorite Yuletide customs, and our kids are no different. Here are a few Christmastime traditions that warm their hearts and put a smile on their faces.
“I love when Santa comes around to each youth program at Mercy Home to deliver presents,” said Noah. “It’s fun and exciting to try and guess who Santa is each year. It’s cool to see all the helper elves and the creativity that Mercy Home staff put in to making Christmas special.”
Deandre agrees—nothing compares to that warm, familial atmosphere and the excitement of opening presents.
“I love when we all get into our pajamas and wait for Santa to arrive,” he said. “I’ve never had that experience before.”
Whether it’s the Annual Tree Lighting ceremony, the multiple Christmas trees throughout our Home, or the red bows and garland that line our wrought iron fence, our Christmas events and decorations make things merry and bright.
“I love the decorations,” said Lalo, who got into the holiday spirit by putting up a tree with his peers, while listening to Christmas music, and decorating it with ornaments.