As some of you know, I am half Czech. A very proud Czech!
Sometimes driving people surrounding me crazy with fun facts as “did you know that ROBOT is a Czech word?” and such.
For Christmas, we do not have Santa Claus like in the US, or Ded Moroz like the Russians. Our gifts are brought by Jezisek, baby Jesus, after we write him a nice, decorated letter, where we thank for what we have and what would make us happy, and place it behind the window (so the parents can keep it and show it to our boyfriends 15 years later :))
This post is a bit different - it does not talk about calligraphy, our events, or marketing.
It is about this wonderful project called Jeziskova vnoucata, baby Jesus' grandkids.
Originally it started only for Christmas to bring joy and gifts to lonely elderly people in the elderly homes - grandpas and grandmas wrote their letters, which were published on the website, and anyone could book those wishes and make them come true.
It became so popular that the public now does it 365 days a year. I chopped onions many times reading those wishes, and how much people go out of their way to make a stranger happy.
Some of the wishes are courageous - like a first parachute jump!
Some are practical - like a new wheelchair.
Some are full of love - drawings from children, or kids coming to sing for everybody.
Some are so humble you want to cry - like new slippers, paper calendar, or a doll to take care of.
Some are so lonely - like asking someone to come to read or talk on a bench outside.
I have been a proud Jeziskovo vnouce, for a long time. Just as some of my family members and friends.
If you like this idea, you can visit their website. Or call your grandparents. Or visit your local elderly home. Or start a project like this in your city.
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