The sweet-as-pie country music star who's rumoured to be dating New Moon spunk Taylor Lautner donated the money to some of the schools she'd visited since rising to fame, contributing to teachers' salaries, book funds educational programs.
"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," said Taylor. "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."
Taylor celebrated her big day with a Christmas themed party, which she even catered herself she spent the night before baking Christmas cookies for family, friends and her tour crew.
What a sweetheart!