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Christmas wish tree: Headphones – every teenager’s dream?

The currently growing generation is not referred to as the ‘headphone generation’ for nothing – to them, headphones are like a part of their body, with children and young people listening to music everywhere and continuously.

There was no competition this year, as Santa received the most letters this year with wishes for headphones and speakers. All types were desired – big, small, wired and wireless. Understandably the desire to listen to music and be alone is behind the wish for headphones. Listening to one’s favourite music provides an excellent opportunity to be separate from others, which is something nearly all children need from time to time.

Music soothes

The fact that music soothes and silences worries has long been known. So, after a stressful day at school, it is good to curl up at home in a corner of the sofa and listen to one’s favourite songs. Even several times in a row! When doing so it is important not to disturb others, and headphones are an irreplaceable aid. By doing so, one’s mood will definitely improve.

Thirteen-year-old Meriliis is a very sweet and humble girl. Her hobbies include reading and horseback riding. Meriliis, with her easy-going nature, also loves to withdraw to her room and listen to music there. In doing so, she feels secure and comfortable.

There are very few days when seventeen-year-old Dagnar doesn’t go out for a run. She asked Santa for a pair of headphones, so that she could listen to good music while running. ‘I go running every day, and it would be good to listen to music from my telephone. I listen to music all of the time, it helps me to stay calm and focus’, she explained in her letter.

Serious hobby

Ten-year-old Aleksandra is the biggest songbird in her family. In addition to singing, she also enjoys dancing and attending acting classes. Alexandra is a girl who has the drive to do many things and be everywhere. She could listen to music forever and with headphones she could do so for as long as her heart desires, all without disturbing the family’s other children.

Ten-year-old Zlata wrote a long letter to Santa, in which she described exactly which headphones she wants. They must be big and pink! Pink, because it is Zlata’s favourite colour. Zlata, who successfully learnt Estonian in only a year, is a brave, bright and active girl. To her, music is such a big hobby, that who knows – perhaps she might be able to earn a living with it for the rest of her life. She has taken dancing lessons and wants to continue dancing next year. Zlata has a very beautiful singing voice and if she wanted to, she could sing and dance all day long. Zlata could not imagine a life without music!

The youth is knowledgeable about music 

Through the ages, young people have been the most knowledgeable regarding music. They are the most curious, sharing playlists and continuously searching for new music.

Seventeen-year-old Dimitri says that listening to music is his favourite activity. ‘I make my own music! Good music must be a pleasure to listen to and that requires a proper set of speakers’, says Dimitri.
Eighteen-year-old Veiko’s friends know him as a big fan of music. His wish is to receive an MP4 player, with which he can listen to music in the morning – for example, lightening up his route to school each morning. 

Sixteen-year-old Mario’s favourite music is Estonian hip-hop, and during emotional moments he likes to listen to it at very high volume. Not all of Mario’s family members are such big fans of hip-hop, which is why he asked Santa for a pair of headphones. ‘I want to be alone with my music, shutting myself off from my surroundings in this way’, he writes. ‘And I would like to listen to music while practising tricks with my BMX bike! Music gives me a boost’.

Seventeen-year-old Maksim already has headphones, but they no longer work properly – somewhere a wire broke, so that only a crackling sound can be heard in one ear. As is typical of young people, Maksim cannot imagine a life without headphones. He listens to music on the street and on the bus, and communicates extensively in social networks. Maksim enjoys cycling and it would be awesome to have his favourite music provide him with a boost.

The best Christmas gift is one that brings joy and helps one to develop, providing a spark in the drive for discovery, challenging one’s knowledge, or teaching a new skill. The best gift we can give a child is if we take into consideration their wishes and understand the actual needs behind these wishes.

Sharing gifts on Christmas Eve is the highlight of the year for many children, but life goes on for 12 months of the year and dreams don’t end with Christmas. Why not give a gift to these children each month by becoming a permanent supporter of their hobbies? The support of a permanent donor is invaluable because children growing up in family homes want to take part in training and be engaged in hobbies all year round, just like the children who are growing up with their parents. As a permanent donor, you can give them a feeling of certainty, that they will be able to take part in their favourite activities now and in the future! 

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