Is there anything that says “Christmas” more than giving to those less fortunate? The saying is that it is better to give than to receive, and I find that to be true. I get so much enjoyment out of watching somebody open a gift from me that they love, that it’s a gift in itself. Apparently, I’m not the only one that feels that way.

Everyone I know who has ever spent the holiday volunteering their time or donating and collecting gifts for others has felt an enormous sense of satisfaction. It’s a big deal to know you’ve made a difference in somebody’s life. The gift of giving is the best of all, and there is a local Christmas tree farm that has embraced that sentiment.

I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed yesterday when I came upon a post from Garone’s Mountain Fresh Farms in Highland. The post said that if anyone has fallen on hard times and they need a Christmas tree, Garone’s would like to help out. Now that’s what I call the spirit of giving. It’s hard for many people to imagine Christmas without a tree, and it’s also hard for many people to realize how disappointing it is, especially for the kids, to celebrate Christmas without a tree. It’s a simple little thing that could actually make or break Christmas for some families.

It really warmed my heart to see the post. So much so that I wanted to share it with you. If your family has had a rough go of it this year and you’re in need of a tree, contact Garone’s Mountain Fresh Farms at 17 Baileys Gap Road in Highland at 845 399-2786.

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