Forgotten Majority

Advocating for the just and humane treatment of those who are incarcerated.


Ms. Patti, a mom whose son is incarcerated, shared this great gift idea for a husband, wife or beloved family member that is in prison. Every Christmas, she buys a gift that she is sure her son would love and she saves that tangible gift for his homecoming. Then she sends him a card containing a sheet of paper on the inside that she folds to appear as a gift package, decorates festively and writes ‘DO NOT OPEN TIL CHRISTMAS’ on the outside. So on Christmas morning he rises up early to open his gift that awaits his homecoming.

This unique gift has a double meaning. Not only is he pleasantly surprised by the special gift but he is also blessed to be loved by a mom who includes him in the holiday celebration. This mom has been purchasing Christmas gifts for him every year for the past 7 years.

If you have any special holiday ideas that will warm the heart of an incarcerated loved one, please share.