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Lowe's Holiday Magic Project - Reveal

Do you remember when you were a child and it was like the world around you was filled with magic
 and wonder - especially during the holidays?

Each twinkly light on the Christmas tree seemed to glow a bit brighter
and each time you saw lights (or a plane maybe;))  moving across the sky on Christmas Eve
you just knew that it was Santa flying across the sky in his sleigh.

Christmas is about much more than children's visions of Santa,  of course.
It is a holiday where you celebrate the reason for the season.
Though sometimes, it seems as you grow and become an adult some
 of that youthful, magical feeling that Christmas brings goes away just a bit.
Christmas comes with a whole other set of feelings as you get older
and maybe that is just a part of growing up.

or maybe it's because
 you stopped seeing some of the magic as you grew.

But when you look at Christmas through they eyes of a child-
 that magic and wonder is everywhere in full, bright, neon colors-
because you see it how they see it.
 Every light twinkles a bit more, every candy cane tastes just a bit better
and every shooting star or airplane in the sky on Christmas Eve
 just has to be Santa in his sleigh.
 You just KNOW it is. ;)

One of the most amazing things that blogging has brought my way 
have been the opportunities to participate in projects where I am able to 
be a part of something that helps put a smile on someones face.
It warms my heart so much and it is such a gift for me to be able to give back.

When I was asked if I could join Lowe's in a very special
very top secret 
very busy and very amazing 
couple of days in Los Angeles 
doing something that I love to do 
 and for a special project with kids
I jumped at the chance to be able to join.

It involved A LOT of Christmas trees
and bags and bags (and bags) of ornaments
a movie production company
a lot of coffee (a lot)
and yes, about 3 dozen donuts that smelled absolutely amazing
but that were not eaten

There was bag after bag of faux snow

countless strands of Christmas lights all across the ceiling

a couple of special polar bears

a stack of wonky presents that reached all the way to the ceiling

and a whole team of folks who came to work behind the scenes
in a room inside a boys and girls club 
to make children's Christmas visions come to life.

You see, the kids were asked what Christmas would like
if they were in charge.

and they drew pictures of their visions.

From a tree covered in donuts

to a Santa with a blue beard

a tree covered with stuffed animals 
and a reindeer above a fireplace with ornaments on it

and a winter wonderland covered in mounds of snow

all the way to a magical rainbow above a candy land tree
that had clouds of cotton candy on each end

The kids imaginations ran wild

and they had absolutely no idea what would happen next.

 2 days 
countless cups of coffee
25 (or more) trees fluffed 
30 bags  of faux snow sprinkled
lots and lots of laughs- and even some singing
and well...

you can guess what happened
when those kids walked in.

Hope you enjoy the video and that it brings a little bit more magic into your holiday season 
just as being a part of this project has done for me.

*Side note:
The trees and all the decorations were provided to some of the children and families who
wouldn't have a Christmas tree this year otherwise.
Which I think is pretty awesome.

I want to say a huge thank you to Lowe's for sponsoring this for the Boys and Girls Club and these kids and for giving me the opportunity to be a part of it. 

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  1. That just made my day! What an awesome opportunity to bring Christmas happiness to children! Thank you for sharing with us!

  2. Absolutely beautiful and heartwarming! :)

  3. This is wonderful Courtney, no wonder your so blessed! Love the children's reactions.

  4. A wonderful gift to others given in the true spirit of Christmas.

  5. So awesome! You all did an amazing job and I loved seeing the kid's expressions. I know that is moments they will always remember.

  6. The looks on all of their precious little faces! <3
    ~ Farmhouse Junk

  7. Thanks for sharing. I loved it.

  8. Courtney, I can just imagine how excited those little ones were to see this wonderland. What a wonderful project! Thank you for sharing this special event.

  9. thank you for sharing, absolutely beautiful to see the kids so excited!!!!!

  10. What an awesome gift to these children! Made me so emotional. Thank you for sharing.

  11. Thank you for sharing and taking part in this, Courtney. What a wonderful idea and to see the kids faces was unforgetable..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  12. Amazing, Courtney! Wish I could have been there!

  13. What a wonderful event for the children and Santa's helpers. I would like to say "Good Job Lowe's" for having the event.

  14. How lovely to bring so much joy to so many children at Christmas, who after all what Christmas is all about!