One part of the holidays that continually brings joy is seeing a child tell Santa what they want for Christmas. The smile on their face as they approach St. Nick, hopeful that he will fulfill their dreams, is an incredible sight. However, have you ever stopped to think about what other children want for Christmas? Recently, photographers snapped children from different countries as they drew pictures or described what they wanted for Christmas. Photographers worked around the globe, collaborating on what turned out to be an incredible project. What Did Children Around The World Wish For? Looking at the different photographs in the study will truly put someone in the Christmas mood. The children are all beaming with joy as they describe to the photographer what they’d like. The best part was the fact that the requests were generally the same around the world. Below, you’ll find some of the requests from the children:
Nela, a six-year-old from Slovakia, asked for Lego construction toys
Max, a four-year-old from Serbia, asked for a plastic dinosaur
Palesa, a 12-year-old from South Africa, asked for a new pair of Nike sneakers
Diana, a four-year-old from Ukraine, would like a musical house
Tom, a ten-year-old from Brazil, asked for a computer
Zeynep, an eight-year-old from Turkey, wished to see her best friend in Paris
And so the list went on and on. Children asked for everything from a new pair of soccer cleats to a puppy. The project showed that no matter where we are in the world, everyone can partake in the holidays and spread cheer. Helping Children Who May Be In Need Another point worth mentioning is that children may not always receive the Christmas they wished for. However, every child deserves to smile on Christmas morning knowing that Santa snuck into their home the night before. This Christmas, you could potentially make a child’s dream come true by donating toys to a local charity. Typically, there are always toy drives that will take donations. Consider allocating a portion of your budget this winter to buying toys for the less fortunate. Even $20 can go along way toward creating a special Christmas for a child in need. Additionally, you may not necessarily need to purchase new toys. There are often toy drives that will accept used toys. If you are a parent of a child who has outgrown toys, consider donating them to a local shelter or toy drive instead of throwing them away. What may seem like distant memories of the past for you could create new memories for a child who is less fortunate. If you are really feeling ambitious this holiday season, you could consider arranging your own toy drive. You could perhaps partner with your child’s school or sports team to organize the charitable event. Remember that Christmas is the season of giving. We’re willing to bet that you’ll find significant fulfillment knowing that you helped make a young child’s holiday when they were least expecting it.