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2023 | Eureka Springs Angel Tree

Oh! How wonderful to be wonderful during the most wonderful time of the year!


Overall, the concept of having a Holiday Angel Tree taps into the deeply human desire to connect, help others, and spread joy, making it a heartwarming and emotionally resonant tradition for many people.

A Holiday Angel Tree is a charitable program designed to provide assistance and joy to individuals or families in need during the holiday season and this year Eureka Springs Schools is hosting Eureka Springs Angel Tree.


The concept typically involves a physical tree or display adorned with paper ornaments or tags, each representing a specific gift or necessity for someone in need. These ornaments usually contain information about the recipient's age, gender, and their holiday wish or essential items.

Here's how the process typically works:


  1. Ornament (or tag) Selection: Individuals who want to participate in the program can choose one or more ornaments/tags from the Angel Tree. Each ornament corresponds to a specific person or family in need.

  2. Gift Purchase: Participants then purchase the gifts or items listed on the chosen ornaments. These can include toys, clothing, food, or other essential items.

  3. Gift Wrapping: Once the gifts are obtained, participants attach the original ornament to the package. This maintains the anonymity of the recipient while ensuring the gifts reach the intended person.

  4. Delivery or Collection: The unwrapped gifts are then either delivered to a central location or collected by the organizers, who ensure that they reach the recipients in time for the holidays.

  5. Distribution: The organizers then distribute the gifts to the individuals or families in need, ensuring that they experience the joy of receiving thoughtful and needed items during the holiday season.

A Holiday Angel Tree accomplishes several important goals:

  1. Spreads Holiday Cheer: It brings the holiday spirit to those who may be facing financial difficulties or other challenges, providing them with a brighter and more festive season.

  2. Community Involvement: It fosters a sense of community and goodwill, encouraging people to come together to support those less fortunate.

  3. Anonymous Giving: The system often maintains the anonymity of both donors and recipients, allowing for a more dignified exchange.

  4. Meeting Basic Needs: The gifts selected from the Angel Tree often include essential items, helping recipients with practical needs during a time that can be financially stressful.

The concept of a Holiday Angel Tree tends to warm people's hearts for several reasons:

  1. Generosity and Kindness: The idea that individuals or families in need are being supported by the generosity of others during the holiday season is inherently heartwarming. It reflects the kindness and compassion that people are capable of showing to one another.

  2. Community Spirit: The Holiday Angel Tree fosters a sense of community spirit. It brings people together, encouraging them to participate in a collective effort to make the holidays special for those facing challenges.

  3. Anonymous Giving: The notion of giving without expecting anything in return, often with a level of anonymity, adds a layer of selflessness to the act. This can be particularly touching, as it emphasizes the pure desire to make a positive impact without seeking recognition.

  4. Bringing Joy to Others: The thought of individuals or families experiencing joy and gratitude upon receiving the carefully chosen gifts adds an emotional depth to the concept. It creates a sense of connection and shared happiness within the community.

  5. Meeting Basic Needs: Knowing that the gifts from the Holiday Angel Tree often include essential items means that people's basic needs are being met. This practical aspect adds a meaningful and impactful dimension to the act of giving.

  6. Creating Memorable Moments: The concept contributes to creating memorable and positive experiences during a time of year that is often associated with creating special memories. The act of giving and receiving gifts through the Angel Tree program becomes a part of cherished holiday memories.

Recipients typically feel a mix of gratitude, surprise, and joy upon receiving gifts through a Holiday Angel Tree program. Knowing that others in Eureka Springs care about their well-being and are willing to help during the holiday season can be emotionally uplifting and provide a sense of connection and support.


Happy Holidays Eureka Springs! Let's make this year's Angel Tree special for all of Eureka's lovely little angels.❤️

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