Holiday Cheer

Does anyone else absolutely love watching Hallmark movies around the holiday season, or is it just me? It’s pathetic, I always know within the first two minutes of the movie exactly what will happen because all Hallmark movies basically follow the same plot. So, why do I and so many others love watching them so much? I believe it’s the underlying themes that pull me in; each movie seems to highlight the spirit of the holidays, reminding me that there’s something magical about this time of year.

Reading through social media posts, watching the news, and listening to friends and families speak, it seems as though 2016 was a rough year for many. With a hard year behind folks and the anticipation of a new year, it is our hope that people aren’t skipping out on spreading that holiday cheer this season!

During this year, it’s especially important to show kindness and spread some much needed cheer by doing small (or large) acts of kindness. It could be as simple as holding the door open for a stranger or even just going out of your way to thank someone. Or you could try some of these other ideas: shovel someone’s driveway, pay for someone’s coffee, donate to a local organization, hand out flowers to employees at local businesses, volunteer your time or talents to nonprofits, or pass out treats to your neighbors – the possibilities are endless. Invite your friends, family and/or coworkers to do the same!

You could also pay for somebody's coffee! Photo by Alex Pletcher.

You could also pay for somebody's coffee! Photo by Alex Pletcher.

With the holidays coming up, we want to remind you that beginning on December 19th, our office will be open by appointment only. We will resume regular office hours at 9am on Tuesday, January 3rd. If you would like to set up a time to come in and see our space or talk with our staff, please make prior arrangements.

We hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday season and that it is truly merry and bright!