Amidst all the holiday stress it’s hard to remember what Christmas is all about—this is a reminder

Even though it might look modern, citizens aren’t attempting to give trees and lampposts a fashion sense. There’s a message behind all those scarves that’s far more touching than mere decoration. Numerous folks from around the country are giving new purpose to their forgotten scarves or even making new ones, and tying them around the trunks of trees in public spaces and on electrical posts in cities and suburbs.

These repurposed mufflers are intended as much-needed gifts for the homeless who are forced to face the cold and peril of winter weather. The comfy wraps are up for grabs to anybody who wants one for necessary protection from continuous sub-freezing temperatures.

A lot of these cozy wraps come with heartfelt words, such as: “I’m not lost! Please take me with you if you are cold. Stay warm. God bless!”

Clearly the caring folks who donate these items hope to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate and wish to bring Christmas cheer to the ones of us most in need of it.

Those who joined the trend, such as Elizabeth Sammons, put their love of knitting to work making useful mufflers made at home with love.

WCCO News interviewed Elizabeth, who spoke of the great feeling that comes from reaching out to help others who truly need it.

“I think it’s a great thing to be able to do for the community. [There’s] a lot of people behind it, a lot of support. It’s really nice.”

Since the craze began in Seymour, Indiana, religious organizations, kids and other concerned citizens from all walks of life across the nation have joined the mission. They’re eager to put a smile on the faces of as many of the nation’s millions of homeless as possible. Learn more about this touching, humane trend by clicking to watch the video below: