The tooth fairy has visited most of us herself, or himself, as the verdict is still out on whether this spirit is male or female. Although the concept has been around since the Middle Ages, the exact origins are unknown. In fact, the fairy may have just been a means to calm a child that was undergoing the strange experience of losing a tooth.
Tooth Fairy Day is designed to pay homage to the generous spirit that is known to leave treats or coins underneath a child’s pillow. The exact date of the celebration is a guess. Some people claim it falls on February 28, while others claim that it is held in August.
Thank goodness I haven’t lost any teeth recently so the Tooth Fairy hasn’t been to my house. I don’t want to lose any of my teeth, but felt like celebrating Tooth Fairy Day. So, the next best thing was to give away pillows that we are no longer using.
Today’s gift was to give two bags of bed pillows to the Pumpkin Patch Thrift Store that is a part of the Gospel Mission Homeless Shelter. They may not find any hidden coins but for some people, just having a nice pillow is a gift as good as any fairy can bring.