We received the following letter from the Chair of the Festival of Trees Executive Board - which is to all of you who worked so hard:
"Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time." - - - Laura Ingalls Wilder
Please accept our heartfelt appreciation for the small tree you decorated and donated to the 2009 Festival of Trees! Your beautiful contribution awed and inspired more than 90,000 who visited the Festival to experience the childlike wonder of the Holiday Season. In addition, your gift of time, energy, and creativity will help children at Primary Children's Medical Center feel the magic of Christmas all year long.
We refer to the Festival of Trees as "A Gift of Love" because your gift will provide comfort, joy, hope, and love to children and families at the hospital who need it most! And, although you may never meet the patients and families you have helped, please know you have given a gift that will last long past childhood.
On behalf of Primary Children's Medical Center and the Festival of Trees Executive Board, please accept our sincere gratitude. May your Holiday Season be filled with the precious gifts you have so generously given to others.