We call it the Blessing Star, and it’s used to secretly bless others. One member of the family starts by doing an act of service for another and they leave the star on that person’s bed to show they’ve been there … that person is then expected to do the same to another member of the family.
The tag with the poem is tucked in behind the star.
Here’s a magic Christmas star
With a tradition old and true
May it bring you warmth and love
From our home to you.
Now everyday ’til Christmas
Find someone in your home
And secretly do a deed of love
So your identity won’t be known.
And when the secret act is done
Place the star upon their bed.
They in turn do a secret deed
For another, it is said.
And like the star so long ago
Lit the sky for all to see
May this star bring light and joy
To your sweet family.