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Anonymous Christmas gift restores Kenner family's faith

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An anonymous Christmas gift has restored a Kenner family's faith. After a Grinch stole the family's homemade Christmas decorations, an anonymous donor took action.

Jordan Langheinz and her family decided to create homemade Christmas decorations this holiday season. The family created a Grinch sign for their yard.

Langheinz stated that the family decided to make homemade decorations this season due to pricey medical bills. Her young son recently had a ruptured brain aneurysm and spent the entire summer in ICU and a rehabilitation program, Langheinz said. He was hospitalized again in November for more unexpected brain surgery.

When the family left town for Thanksgiving, the homemade decorations were allegedly stolen from the family's lawn.

“It broke my girls' hearts, and mine, we felt so violated. We have endured so much heartbreak this year that we were shocked someone could do something so heartless,” Langheinz said.

She took to the internet, posting an open letter to the thief.

The letter reads in part:

“For us this true Christmas isn't about gifts. And if you needed our décor, maybe you needed it more than us, we hope it brings you joy, and maybe just maybe this message will find you, and you'll understand that you didn't take our Christmas, and hopefully you will have the chance to experience a Christmas with hearts full just like ours!”

The family's full letter can seen here:

Following the open letter, their story takes an uplifting turn.

The family's Christmas decorations were replaced by an anonymous donor. A new Grinch now sits in the Langheinz family's yard along with a sign that reads “Thou Shall Not Steal.”

The decorations were left with a new padlock and an unsigned letter.

“Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store… Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more,” the letter reads. “We weren't about to let some Grinch steal your Christmas! Your family is so beautiful and a real inspiration to all of us for how to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas all year long.”

Langheinz says the letter restored her faith in humanity and serves as a reminder to what Christmas is really about.

The family again took to the internet, thanking the anonymous donor with another open letter.

“So to my anonymous philanthropist thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts! You have made our hearts grow and you have given us such a priceless gift this Christmas!”

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