Taylor Swift celebrates her 20th birthday
December 14, 2009
Taylor Swift just turned the big two-oh, and People.com reports that the songstress heralded celebrated the arrival of her twenties by giving out a few gifts of her own. Swift donated $250,000 to various schools around the U.S. that with which she has a connection.
The money will go to paying teacher's salaries as well as funding for
supplies and programs, according to the website.
"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 told the news source.
The girl has her reasons for celebrating! This year Swift won five American Music Awards, including overall artist of the year, and she famously beat out Beyonce Knowles for Best Female Video at MTV's Video Music Awards much to the dismay of Kanye West. Not to mention that the star is reported to be dating teen heart-throb Taylor Lautner.
On her big day, the star chose to invite friends over for a Christmas-themed shindig. The news source reports that Swift baked butter cookies and gingerbread cookies the night before and served the sweet treats to her well-wishers.
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