Country superstar Taylor Swift celebrated her 20th birthday this week with a huge gift. The singer wasn’t receiving the present though, she was giving it! Taylor Swift donated $250,000 to schools around the country to help pay teachers’ salaries and fund other educational needs.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

“Something I wanted to do at the end of this amazing year and especially on my birthday was give back to something I really believe in, which is education,” Swift said of the donation. “The schools that I went to and the amazing people I got to learn from really turned me into who I am, and I wanted to give back.”

To celebrate turning 20, Taylor Swift threw a Christmas-themed birthday party for her friends and band at her family home in Hendersonville, TN. Swift reportedly spent the night before baking cookies for her party guests.

Now that’s the kind of Holiday spirit we need these days!

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