For this project, students make 3 Christmas cards to demonstrate what they have learned in the first semester of Spanish 1. One card is for a teacher, one card for someone in need (elderly, orphans etc) and one card is for a soldier.
When I did this project, I sent cards to an organization that made Christmas boxes for soliders stationed overseas. I also donated some of them to a local orphanage. It was a highly gratifying project for the students and they enjoyed it very much.
This zip file includes a project introduction sheet (with aligned Texas TEKS), project rubric and a template to help the students write their cards.