This time of year, it's easy to get caught up in it all—the holiday parties, the shopping, the baking, the caroling, the Nutcrackering...
But one dance studio didn't let the holiday hustle and bustle distract them from what's really important: giving back to the community. Variations Dance Studio in Auburn, AL embodied the true spirit of the season by donating over 300 dance costumes to Children's Hospital in Birmingham. Each ballerina included a personalized note with her costume, signed as her character title from The Nutcracker.
Imagine a little girl receiving this costume (modeled by Christy Evans of Variations Dance Studio) from the Sugar Plum Fairy herself! (photo by Stacy Young)
It really warms the heart...doesn't it? So as you sort through your holiday gifts today, consider setting one aside for donation. You may find that giving it away feels twice as good as receiving it in the first place.