Start with song and prayer. Games involving the whole ward begin the festivities. A lesson is given on gratitude. After a closing song and prayer the children split off into a room to color turkeys on paper or make a craft. The adults help assemble gift baskets for the needy in the ward. The ward members have brought donations for that purpose. The Young Women set up paper Christmas trees and provided colored pieces of paper to write a message to each missionary in the ward who is serving and then placed on the tree as “ornaments”. Everyone gathers for refreshments and then go home.