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The Christmas wish tree is made up of the dreams and wishes of children in shelters and substitute homes, sent to Santa Clause. To make sure that these do not just remain dreams, pick a gift from the Christmas tree and make a donation to the best of your ability.


Christmas wish tree: An instrument for each child

The greatest thrill for children interested in music and playing an instrument is receiving the gift of their very own instrument. This year, Santa received several beautiful letters with wishes for instruments from children living in family homes.

One cannot become an accomplished player unless one practises their instrument. Some instruments are easier to learn, while some are harder. The most important thing is, of course, the wish to make music. The skilled playing of instruments can be endlessly fine-tuned, and practising an instrument is actually an excellent exercise in discipline for later in life. Anyone that has ever studied a musical instrument knows very well how much time and effort is required before the instrument begins to make beautiful music. Playing an instrument also teaches focus, how to handle a routine, and dedication. These are characteristics that will come in handy on a daily basis regardless of the field you are engaged in.

There are quite a number of children growing up in family homes who are drawn to playing instruments! They are interested in the most unique instruments.

Thirteen-year-old Sander, who lives in Järva County, is very musical. He has been involved with singing for a long time. Now, Sander would like to learn an instrument and has chosen a ukulele for himself. He will be able to accompany his singing with the instrument.

Eight-year-old Mattias’ hips begin to sway and his foot begins to tap whenever he hears music. He likes to listen to music and would like to make music himself. Mattias is hoping to find a keyboard in Santa’s gift bag.

‘I want to be a musician!’

Eleven-year-old Sander, from Põlva County, already knows exactly what he wants to be when he grows up. A musician! He has only been living in a family home for six months, but his interest in music is clearly evident. At first, he was entranced by the accordion. An attempt was made to enrol Sander in music school; unfortunately, he was not accepted. Maybe his luck will change next year!

The boy has a guitar, which he has learnt to play on his own. The better he plays the greater his interest becomes in trying more complicated songs and learning other instruments. Santa, please bring Sander a synthesiser; this is his big dream!

Music helps children with special needs

Nine-year-old Aleksander enjoys receiving attention, which is something his doctors have come to understand: he has been diagnosed with ADHD. The boy displays musicality and an interest towards music, he wants to sing and, in general, to receive more positive attention. He may be attracted to playing the accordion and perhaps Santa Claus will grant Aleksander’s Christmas wish and give him an accordion. 

Seven-year-old Liisbet is a little ball of fire, with an extremely spirited nature. Her attention is drawn most by music and beautiful sounds. With the gift of a children’s synthesiser, Liisbet could create sounds just like a little Mozart!

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!

Contribute EUR 3 and you will give children the gift of the experience of success, new experiences or support young people in acquiring an education, which is of critical importance when starting an independent life. Provide your own small contribution to the children living in substitute homes so that they will have the same supportive and nurturing environment as the children being raised in your own family. Read more: http://www.heategevusfond.ee/joulupuu/pysiannetus


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