Christmas is a time full of wonderful traditions. We bake gingerbread biscuits, drink glögg, decorate a tree, and spend time with family and friends. But Christmas is not always a happy time for everyone - and that's why we have a Christmas tradition of our very own here at Nordic Choice Hotels. It's called Lonely Christmas Tree Seeking Gifts. We invite everyone to wrap presents and place them under the Christmas trees in our various hotel lobbies.
How to participate
1. Buy a Christmas present (i.e. no second-hand toys) and make sure to pick something a child would really like, not just something a child might need.
2. Wrap the present and write a note roughly describing the age and interests of a child that might be happy to receive it. For example: "Merry Christmas from Pia! (For someone aged 3-5 who LOVES playing outside)"
3. Visit a hotel near you and put the present under the tree.
The dates during which you can place gifts under our Christmas trees vary from hotel to hotel, but if you want to be sure of finding a decorated tree ready for your gift then come in between 1-16 December 2019.
Where do the presents go?
All Christmas presents received are donated to local support organisations chosen by the hotel. They in turn will make sure that the presents go to someone matching your description.
Last Christmas, you donated 60,200 presents!
All throughout December 2018, the Nordics were brimming with festive spirit and the joy of giving! In total, 60,200 presents were placed under more than 190 Christmas trees, allowing us to bring some joy to tens of thousands of children in need.
We would like to extend a big thank you to all those of you who supported the campaign.
Where to find your nearest lonely Christmas tree
To find a lonely Christmas tree in a hotel lobby somewhere near you, click here and enter your preferred city in the search field!
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