Mike Salmon said he got the idea for a “Christmas Jar,” listening to a Christian radio show.
“The idea was that a family puts their loose change in a jar all year long and then at the end of the year they decide who to give the money to,” Salmon said.
The family lives in Los Alamos, where Mike Salmon works at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
He and his sons, Matthew and Ryan are trying out their own version of the idea.
Salmon said his brother’s family, who has two sets of twins, had wanted to visit Los Alamos to go skiing.