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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: Joy of play and discovery of the world go hand in hand!

Just as some children always want to be the centre of attention, there are others who prefer to be alone. Although the latter may not talk much, there is a lot going on in their inner world.

The 16-year-old Karina from Tallinn is an introvert at first sight, but if you spend a few moments talking with her, her profound and rich inner world opens. She has many hobbies including growing African giant snails in the aquarium, and is interested in other animals. Her new hobby is scrapbooking, with a combination of various papers and cut-outs for beautiful handicrafts. From Santa Claus, the young girl would like to receive a scrapbook kit.

Board games help to focus

12-year-old Priit from Elva is a smart kid who goes ski jump training and likes to play disc golf. He has good hands and solving a Rubik's cube ceased being a challenge a long time ago. She now wishes for Santa to bring him magnetic balls so that he can make exciting shapes and test his brain.

The 15-year-old Jelizaveta from Tallinn wishes to have a magician’s kit so that she can ask her small brother and sister to enter her inner world and show them tricks. She plays football and for leisure, likes to play different board games. Her 9-year-old namesake from Harjumaa wants to get a thermo-mosaic that requires concentration and dexterity, and develops concentration skills. Overall, Jelizaveta is a very joyful child whose hand activities lead her into another much calmer world.

Acting together and being alone

10-year-old Kadri from Jõgevamaa is a quiet and modest girl who prefers to be alone, observe and concentrate. In particular, she likes to be with wildlife. In the winter, they put up a bird feeding house at home and she often watches their activities. "Our home is almost in the middle of the woods; smaller animals such as squirrels come to the edge of the forest, but they are too far away for the naked eye," explains the teacher. So they decided that what could be a better present for such an observant girl than National Geographic binoculars.

The family includes 13-year-old Kermo who is interested in mechanics and keeps taking apart and re-assembling his scooter. "He is a fairly new arrival and says that he has never had a remote-controlled car," explains the foster parent. To make the dream come true before it's too late, the boy wants to ask Santa to bring him a remote-controlled car.

His good friend, 12-year-old Angelika, likes to build worlds from Lego blocks. For several years she has asked Santa to bring her Lego sets, so she now has quite a collection of them. This time, however, she wants something different - namely, a remote-controlled pink car known as a Wall Climber, which can be driven along the wall. When the dreams of the two friends come true, they will be able to compete not only in assembling Lego, but also in car racing. According to the teacher, these two are well matched. Sometimes the two scuffle, because the boy is more hot-tempered, but Angelika's joyful nature quickly resolves the tension.

Construction set for smart kids

Arseni, 10, from Tallinn, is dreaming about a Playmobil rescue helicopter, as his favourite activity is playing with construction sets. In particular he likes helicopters, but also rescue, ambulance or police vehicles. Arseni is an autistic boy and sometimes needs help with assembling the set.

In addition to construction sets, Arseni has started to enjoy reading. It took him a long time to learn to read, and he did not like it at first, but now he sometimes even reads books to others. He has also begun to take an interest in board games: he is slowly learning to accept rules of the game, instead of changing them for his benefit, and has also learnt to lose.

We can only give a child the best gift if we appreciate his/her wishes and understand the actual needs behind them. A Christmas gift that brings joy and helps in developing oneself is the best – it sparks the drive for discovery, challenges one’s knowledge, or teaches a new skill. We can only give a child the best gift if we appreciate his/her wishes and understand the actual needs behind them.

Receiving gifts on Christmas Eve was the highlight of the year for many children, but life goes on 12 months a year and dreams don’t end with Christmas. Why not give a gift to these children every month and support their hobbies as a permanent donor? The support of a permanent donor is invaluable because children growing up in family and foster homes want to practice activities and have hobbies all year round, just like children growing up with their parents. As a permanent donor, you can give them certainty that they will be able to practice their favourite activities now and always.

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